The Seen and Heard Programme worked with disaffected or socially excluded young people (13 – 19 years old) in Middlesbrough, offering them the opportunity to engage in arts activities that will increase their confidence, self esteem and ability to make considered choices, through creative activity, performance and exhibition.
The Seen and Heard publication describes the 13 projects initiated by the programme, celebrates the achievements of the young people and the artist/facilitators and outlines the benefits for both the young people and their communities, that being involved in the creative projects has promoted.
The projects were funded by the Neighbourhood Support Programme and the lessons learned from the programme have been integrated into the development of a strand of the ERDF funded Involve Programme that tees valley arts will be managing until the end of 2005.
The 13 Projects
- Attack of the Antrons
- Bollywood Dance
- Breaking the Silence
- Cat on the Road
- In the Mix
- IT @ Home
- Love is – Love isn’t
- Risk and Respect
The book was written by Bob Beagrie, a local writer and arts worker on some of the projects described in the publication and designed by circulation01, a new company of young, local designers.
The publication can be obtained from tva, and there is also a short summary of the book available on request.