Festival of Hope: Youth Group Call Out

Festival of Hope: Youth Group Call Out

The Atkinson is inviting bids of up to £1K from young people & their youth centres to contribute to Sefton’s Festival of Hope, taking place in July 2020.

The Hope Streets project is a major National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported initiative to engage young people in the heritage of their local communities. It seeks to revolutionise the ways museums connect with young people and looks to enable them to influence the future development of the heritage sector.

Stephen Whittle, Principal Manager; Museum, Gallery & Operations at The Atkinson says: “It’s really exciting to be able to give young people the space and the tools to develop a vision of culture for the future. Cultural heritage shapes our sense of who we are and it’s important that we create opportunities for young people, not just to better understand or engage with heritage, but to express what it is that interests and excites them.”

We are seeking young people and their youth centres to create content for the festival and would love to see what you could propose in response to the theme of ‘Hope’. Bids could include a parade, a performance, a selection of collaborative artworks, the creation of a publication, a film… Your imagination is your limit!

To apply please contact Jemma.Tynan@sefton.gov.uk with a project title, 500-word project summary, budget breakdown and a statement of intent outlining why your group would benefit from being involved in the project.

Bid Amount: £1000 maximum
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020
Festival Date: July 2020 (TBC)

Project delivered in collaboration with Hope Streets, Blaze, Heritage Fund and Sefton Borough of Culture.

If any young people aged 14-25 would like to join the Young Producer team creating and delivering the festival please sign up here. The group currently meet once a week. Travel expenses and food included. For more information email Jemma.Tynan@sefton.gov.uk 

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Posted on 14 January 2020 under General news

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