UK Young Artists has worked with The Mighty Creatives and Arts Connect, with investment from Spirit of 2012, to deliver a series of arts festivals inspired by the work of William Shakespeare. The project spans three years, with a different cohort of artists leading each year in regional settings in 12 areas of low cultural engagement across the East and West Midlands. The artists have been working with young people in each of the locations to devise and deliver a festival in their area, and also create a range of different performances and pieces of art for the festival. Young people lead the decision making process and choose how their festival will be developed and delivered for their communities. Each young artist will be encouraged to secure an Arts Award.
For more information, visit The Mighty Creatives website.
See UKYA’s film from Emerge 2017: Shakespearience here