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Youth Arts Transforms Lives – FACT! Case Study: Interact

June 24, 2011

It’s great to see that the English National Youth Arts Network has used our Interact project with Cornerhouse as a case study.

Photo by Simon Webb

Here’s a small section of the article

What were the young people doing before this project, what are they doing now and what are their aspirations and plans for the future?

“This project has taught me so much about the different ways to communicate with people and how to make people feel comfortable around new people and getting them to open up.”

Monique (young Creative Producer)

Damien, one of the young people participating in the project who took documentary photographs, used these pictures to contribute to his course in photography. He also developed a marketing pack with the support of Full Circle Arts to promote his photography services to companies in Manchester.

Monique has progressed dramatically since participating in the project. She has been involved in a range of Cornerhouse activities and also volunteered during Abandon Normal Devices festival in October. As a result of her experience she is hoping to work for Full Circle Arts with funding from the Future Jobs Fund.

Jonny, another young person involved in the project has gained a place on a BTEC 1st Diploma in Media course.

Full Circle Arts has also aided three of the participants in finding media professional mentors and will continue working with them to develop their media skills over the next year.

Cornerhouse will retain contact with the group members to offer training opportunities, information on media related events and details on other projects available with organisations in and around Manchester. Cornerhouse also runs a free membership scheme for young people so they can keep up to date with news and events through weekly e-bulletins sent to their email account ” 

To read the rest of the case study visist the English National Youth Arts website.  

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