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8. Creativity and Culture

8.9 Enhancing social inclusion through culture

LAST MODIFIED ON: 07/12/2020 - 18:28

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  1. Fostering equality and young people involvement through cultural activities
  2. Combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities

Fostering equality and young people involvement through cultural activities

Please see the subheading 'Reducing obstacles to young people's access to culture' in 'Promoting culture and cultural participation' for information on projects and initiatives funded by public authorities aimed at promoting social integration amongst young people.

Additional schemes of note include Summer Arts Colleges, which are designed to engage youth offenders in education, training and employment through art experiences.

Moreover, a list of organisations and programmes currently funded by Arts Council England (known as 'National Portfolio Organisations') can be found here. A significant number of them target young people specifically, working to build their self-confidence and promote social integration amongst young people.

 

Combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities

Other cultural programmes and projects aimed at combating discrimination and mitigating the effects of poverty include:

  • Music For Youth, which offers young people free performance and audience opportunities through its annual season of concerts and festivals.
  • the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme, which was established in 2010, with original funding from the then Department for Culture, Media and Sport, creates new, paid, entry-level roles in the arts for recent arts graduates from low income backgrounds who were in receipt of a full maintenance grant throughout university. Over 2020-2022, the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme will support 50 salaried jobs in arts and cultural organisations across the UK, for individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds.

A list of organisations and programmes currently funded by Arts Council England (known as 'National Portfolio Organisations') can be found here. A significant number of them target young people specifically, working to reduce discrimination and to mitigate the effects of poverty.