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Create an online presence, Embrace young and emerging artists, Connect with local youth and communities

We spent 2013 finding out about:

  • What young people think and connect to
  • Who and what’s out there in Manchester and how best we can work together
  • The impact young people can have on the whole of our organisation

We have worked with a group of young people and staff to help steer and shape our practice. In Summer 2013 we also commissioned youth arts consultant Paul Mayers to deliver a series of workshops to produce a baseline report and a snapshot of current thinking as a short film with the voice and opinions of the young people captured through a poem.

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Staff and young people workshops, Summer 2013

We are working to address the key issues and recommended ideas including developing a range of digital and social media platforms that engage younger audiences to give voice and showcase talent.

Whitworth Young Contemporaries is also being established to support young / early career artists and create further opportunities for young people who may not otherwise have the chance to be involved.

The Circuit Baseline film captures a snapshot of our thinking and is a process that we intend to repeat at regular intervals during the 5 years of Circuit.