About the project
Tŷ Pawb, Market St, Wrexham, LL13 8BB | 12 May | 12-3pm
Join us at Tŷ Pawb for a sharing on the positive impact creative engagement has made to local young people throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.
It is widely known that young people’s participation in the arts has a positive impact on their mental health and wellbeing. Covid-19 forced arts organisations to move their activities online, radically changing the ways in which they support young people.
The sharing is co-created with Young People from Wrexham and will include:
- Introduction to the project and the research
- Introduction to NTW and the NTW TEAM Wrexham project
- A performance by young people from their perspective of the Covid-19 lockdown
- An interactive discussion about Covid-19 and the experience of lockdown
- An opportunity for arts and young people-focused organisations to network
- …and lunch!
The research Looking Beyond Lockdown: How UK Arts Organisations Can Continue to Support Young People’s Wellbeing During COVID-19 (Far Apart but Close at Heart UK) examined the impact of a shift to the digital on arts workers and young people. A digital copy of the research will be available to attendees.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join the sharing.
Partners and funders
Far Apart but Close at Heart UK is a study by People’s Palace Projects and the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, developed in collaboration with Contact, Battersea Arts Centre, Dirty Protest, National Theatre Wales and Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, project reference: AH/V015613/1) with core funding from the Arts Council England.