Monday 9 February 2015

Make It Happen – Young People’s Commission

FACT (Foundation for Art + Creative Technology) working with Young People from Helena Housings ‘Make It Happen’ group on a new Young Peoples commission

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Heart of Glass in partnership with Helena Housing have commissioned FACT (Foundation for Art + Creative Technology) to develop a project with Young People from Helena Housings Make It Happen project.

The Make it Happen project was launched in April 2012 following a successful funding bid by Helena Housing to Reaching Communities, part of the Big Lottery Fund. Now in Year 3, the project seeks to engage local young people in opportunities in Thatto Heath, Four Acre, Parr and Fingerpost.

Young People from the group are working with FACT’s Freehand programme to design a brief and commission an artist to work with young people in the identified areas over a period to time to produce new work together. FACT are working initially with the Make It Happen Young People’s Steering Group to design the brief and manage the commissioning process. It is then anticipated that the selected artist(s) will work with a wider group of Young People and that the project outcomes will meet a wider public.

The call for proposals is now live, you can see further details by clicking here