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Cultural Sector Training – Empowering Young Voices Through Creative Practice (30th May 2024)

  • Thursday 30th May 2024 at 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • FREE
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This session is the fourth and final training session as part of a four-part training series, supporting cultural organisations to improve their work for care-experienced children and young people. This is a partnership programme with Arts Connect, funded by Arts Council England. These training sessions have been informed by The Mighty Creatives’ award-winning Creative Mentoring programme.

About the session

Join Emily York, our Youth Programme Manager at The Mighty Creatives to explore what is meant by ‘Youth Voice’ and how we can embed the voices of care experienced CYP into our work to make it more accessible and meaningful.

By the end of this session, participants will leave with a better understanding of:

  • What is meant by ‘youth voice’ and ‘creative voices’.
  • Various Youth Voice models, including Lundy and Treseder’s models of youth voice, and how these can be adapted into practice.
  • Why ‘sharing your voice’ might be more difficult for those with care experience.
  • How to embed ‘Youth Voice’ in every aspect of your delivery.
  • How creative practice can influence and be influenced by ‘Youth Voice’.

The session will be interactive and will take participants through a series of:

  • Interactive Q&A sessions.
  • Breakout discussions.
  • Videos and audio examples.
  • An exploration of case studies inspired by real-life examples.

About the training series

The training series (of four training sessions) aims to give participating organisations a better understanding of challenges that children in care face, how we safeguard ourselves and participants as well as how we can apply our vital creative practices to support them more meaningfully.

This session is session four of four. To view previous training sessions, please visit our events page.

It’s compulsory for participating organisations to take part in 3 out of the 4 training sessions, with one of these attended being the Safeguarding Best Practice session.

About the project

This training series is part of a pilot project, in partnership with Arts Connect, funded by Arts Council England. It aims to explore and research how Virtual Schools and Cultural Organisations can develop better and more meaningful partnerships to respond to an area of need.

Cultural organisations engaging in the training series will have the opportunity to apply to be part of the project, where organisations will be matched to a Virtual School partner to deliver and exploratory research project, subject to shortlisting and matching.

To find out more about the project, please visit our website here.

If you have any questions, please email Emily.york@themightycreatives.com.


Thursday 30th May 2024





Additional information

Please do ensure you sign up before the 23rd May as bookings will be closing on this date.

Zoom details will be shared ahead of the training session. Please ensure you sign on promptly for a 09:00 start.

The session will be recorded and will be shared at the end of all four sessions.