Empowering children and young people to become confident & creative citizens
We deliver a year round programme of music and literature projects which give children and young people opportunities to work with leading arts professionals, gain real-world experience, grow passions and interests, gain access to cultural events and create and produce their own events.
The Bath Festival provides a focus for inspiration and celebration, and a platform that gives value to the voices of children and young people from Bath and the surrounding area.
We strive to ensure that the children and young people’s ideas, views and creative vision is at the heart of the projects we undertake, actively involving them in the creative process. We have supported children and young people to create songs, stories and poems, performances of their own work, installations and publications. We have enabled them to gain in self-esteem, to make new friends and to take new paths with confidence.
Working in partnership allows us to learn more, to reach further and to have more impact on the young people we work with. We work alongside children and young people, schools and colleges, B&NES Youth Connect, Bath Spa University, the egg Theatre, 5x5x5=creativity, Mentoring Plus and other cultural organisations across Bath & North East Somerset.
In 2015-16 we delivered:
259 sessions and events to 6415 children and young people from 88 schools and organisations, worked with 74 teachers and educators and employed 158 authors, musicians and workshop leaders.