So far the Take Over Project has lead to study visits, seminars, mentoring workshops, and the Youth Board's Take Over of their venues. Step Behind the Scenes to see what we've been up to.
YOUTH AUDIENCE TRAINING | MARCH 2015
In March 2015, ahead of setting up their own Youth Boards, the partners travelled to London to learn from the Arts Admin Youth Board. The training was designed to raise awareness of the potential issues that working with a Youth Board and young people can bring up and to provide the necessary skills in mediation and facilitation
PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS | APRIL – MAY 2015
In April and May 2015 workshops were held at Bios, Kolarac, Chorea and Teatro della Limonaia. The workshops involved a number of young people in a creative project led by the partnersto develop their awareness and interest in the venue. Out of these workshops the Youth Boards were chosen.
EUROPEAN YOUTH SEMINAR AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL | AUGUST 2015
In August 2015 Youth Board members and venue staff travelled to Edinburgh for the Take Over European youth seminar. The seminar prepared the Youth Board for theTake Over events they would curate in their own country. Partners heard from Contact Theatre, Livity, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Arts Admin about their experience of youth audience development.
TAKE OVER EVENTS | OCTOBER 2015 – DECEMBER 2016
During 2016, the Youth Boards developed events at their venues. Each event reflected their generation’s cultural aspirations and encouraged Youth audiences.
Throughout the project Youth Board and senior staff members learnt from one another through a mentoring process. Senior managers were given a rare opportunity to view the organisation from the ‘outside’, from the youth board member’s eye. The Youth Board members also gained institutional insight and influence.
STUDY VISIT TO AMSTERDAM | JUNE 2016
In June Youth Board members and venue staff had the opportunity to take part in a study trip to Amsterdam during the Holland Festival. Partners shared experiences and listened to speakers from Hackney Empire, Holland Festival and Likeminds.
THE FINAL CONFERENCE | JULY 2017
The final conference in 2017 will be a chance to present the outcomes and learning points of the Take Over Project. A series of learning resources will then be added to this website for all to use.