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Young people invited to create arts project in their local area

The British Museum is looking for 16-24-year-olds to come forward and help create local arts projects which matter to young people.

The announcement will also invite organisations in the cultural and third sectors to work with 16-24-year-olds to co-design the local projects, including festivals, food, music and other cultural experiences.

The work by the British Museum and its partners will focus on empowering young people to apply who are currently underrepresented and underserved within UK arts and culture. Applicants will get the opportunity to interpret what arts and culture mean to them, their families and local communities.

The organisers hope the projects will help to make the arts and cultural sector more accessible to a wider range of young people, including working class background, those with learning difficulties and refugees.

Sophie Alonso, National Outreach Manager said:

We are really keen to receive applications from a variety of cultural and third sector organisations across the UK. If you value young people and want to work collaboratively with them to create meaningful arts and cultural projects then we can’t wait to hear from you.

The scheme is part of a new fund by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which helps young people fulfil their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. Anyone taking part, including staff and young people, will be remunerated for their time spent.

If you are aged 16-24 or are an interested organisation, please visit the British Museum website for further information:

The deadline for application is Monday 22 March 2021.

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