Amplify:Trowch e Lan – New project for young people 11-25yrs old
Mess Up The Mess are working in partnership with Pontardawe Arts Centre and its Friends of Group, to deliver a series of exciting creative activities for young people. Once on board, young people will play a key role in creating, managing and delivering their own programme of events at the Arts Centre.
Drop in tech zone (for 14-19yr olds) – 6 – 9pm every Thursday – as a safe space where young people can meet, hang out and use technology. Once a month there will be informal activities run by industry professionals.
Informal short courses – six session short courses in:
Sound (24th Nov & 1st Dec 1-6pm, 2nd Dec & 9th Dec 5-9pm)
Film (5th April, 8th April,19th April, 26th April, 3rd May, 10th May 3-8pm)
Event Planning and Marketing (2nd Feb, 9th Feb, 15th Feb,1st Mar, 7th Mar,15th Mar 11.30am-4.30pm)
Lighting (5th April, 8th April,19th April, 26th April, 3rd May, 10th May 1-6pm)
These will provide the young people with the skills to deliver their own youth led events programme. These sessions will be facilitated by experienced industry professionals and supported by project staff.
Youth Led Event Group – In order to deliver a truly youth led events programme young people will be recruited to form a youth led event group. The group will be supported to undertake research, plan, manage and promote and deliver 6 events for young audiences over the lifetime of the project.
Youth Forum – young people will form a youth forum to Run in partnership with the Friends group, the Forum will provide an ongoing means for young people to be involved in decision making and provide a channel through which young people can support the Centre.
Volunteering – Participants will be encouraged to gain more experience in the creative arts through volunteering at the Arts Centre. Opportunities for volunteering will be identified in backstage and front of house roles and these will be promoted to participants.
This project is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government to deliver a youth engagement project and will be running until August 2020.