stART is an 8 week creative project
3 days a week (Tue, Wed, Thur), 10am – 2.30pm (with lunch break)
- Creative Space (vacant shop unit) Wellington Square, Stockton
- Small group of 10 young people
- Working with Nicola Parkin and John Greenan
Tees Valley Arts are working in partnership with Visit Tees Valley and Middlesbrough Connexions on the stART project. The stART Project is part of the Cultural Volunteering Programme supported by One North East.
The stART Project works with young people aged 17 to 19 categorised as Not in Education, Employment or Training, and delivers a package of creative activities and learning. stART takes place in TVA’s art room, equipped and furnished with funds from the LSC, the Northern Rock Foundation, and the Cultural Volunteering Project.
Workshops take place with professional artists and involve fun and accessible art based exercises that develop individual creative skills building confidence and self-esteem. Other activities include games and exercises that use an informal approach to encourage positive engagement and reflective thinking, whilst developing pre-employment skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
All the young people will work as individuals and teams to achieve the Bronze Arts Award.
Arts Award Qualification (Tuesday and Thursday)
- Daily diary – writing up sessions – photography – audio and visual
- Trip to Newcastle
- Arts Hero Project
- Sharing Skills
NVQ Level 1 Qualification
£3 per day
£20 highstreet voucher upon completion of project