The Highland Youth Arts Festival 2018 has been inspired solely by young people who told the Highland Youth Arts Hub that they would like;
- access to platforms for showcasing their work;
- more avenues for networking with creative peers and organisations across the region;
- increased visibility of and advocacy for the impact and benefits of the arts & creativity.
The Highland Youth Arts Festival and The National Trust for Scotland saw The Year of Young People as a perfect opportunity to support young people from across the region to develop and deliver their own programme of events driven by these three priorities.
The National Trust for Scotland provides beautiful sites perfect for exploring, celebrating and showcasing our local culture.
Early next year, we will recruit a team of eight coordinators aged 18-26 – only when we have them on board will we be able to share more details on the festival.
We will encourage and support the team to curate a varied and innovative programme of youth arts events around the theme of local heritage and culture. These events could include music, performance poetry, visual art, film, dance, theatre and more…but that will be in the hands of the team…watch this space!
Following a Co-Design approach, young people are a driving force in shaping, developing and implementing all events for the Year of Young People 2018.