Today’s young people need not only basic education, but the ability to deal with an increasingly complex and connected world. This project worked on the premise that now, more than ever before, it is critical to look beyond the framework of traditional education. That arts education and creative projects that work with young people outside of school can encourage a life long connection to learning and encourage skills in communication, creativity and confidence building.
Amy Martin (independent arts producer) and Dan Whitehouse (mac Birmingham) carried out research across the West Midlands, looking into best practices for working with young people. They invited stakeholders such as youth workers, cultural orgs, arts award representatives and youth charities to get involved. I worked with the team to design a printed resource sharing the findings that would act as a reference guide to anybody working with young people.
I explored hand drawn illustrations and created custom inked fonts to bring the content to life. The singer sewn book was presented to 60 delegates at an event held at mac Birmingham. The day included case studies, discussions, and practical skills workshops such as fundraising, recruitment, and youth voice.
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