Positive Youth Foundation and Coventry City of Culture Trust launch call-out for arts practitioners to mentor young people in Coventry

28 April 2020

Coventry City of Culture Trust and Positive Youth Foundation have today announced a call-out for three arts practitioners to mentor thirty of Coventry’s young people over the course of eight weeks. The project, titled ‘The Unplugged Series’, will result in a digital showing of the young people’s artwork, as well as a physical exhibition once the lockdown measures have been lifted.

The project is part of Positive Youth Foundation’s ‘Changing Trax’ programme, which will provide a range of exciting and creative opportunities for young people and artists over the next three years.

The three successful locally based practitioners will be from a range of art forms such as language, visual art and performing arts. To qualify for the call-out applicants will need two years’ workshop facilitation experience, experience of working with young people and the resources needed to deliver their workshops online. These requirements are vital to help develop the creative practice of 30 aspiring young artists.

The programme delivery will be broken down into two main areas, a Creative Resource Pack and weekly online masterclasses. These activities will help support the young people on the programme to develop their creative responses to the following themes; the role of social media post lockdown, the importance of role models, and the future – what does life look like after lockdown?

The three successful artists will be paid £2,000 for their work on the project.

The deadline for registering interest is Friday 8 May at 5pm.

To register your interest, please read the full information pack below, then complete the online application form.

Information Pack

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

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