Fri 20 Jan 2012

Young artists leading the way at Curve

The Young Arts Entrepreneur (YAE) programme offers people between the age of 16 and 25 the chance to design and lead their own community arts projects, and maybe launch their own businesses. As well as support, training and mentoring, Curve is offering up to £1000 to run each successful project.

The YAE scheme is led by a Steering Group of young people; one of the group’s members, Verity Bartesch (22) said:

“This is a fantastic chance for young people from our area, and a great way for us to create some real benefits to our communities. We know how many gifted and creative young people are out there, from all different backgrounds. All we need is for them to get involved”.

Iain Gillie, Curve’s Executive Producer said:

“Curve is an inspiring, creative place at the heart of our community. The YAE programme gives us the chance to increase our work with young people, supporting them to make a big difference to their lives, and the lives of others”.

Any young people living in Leicester or Leicestershire who would like to apply should go to the get involved section of our website for more information. Further details are also available from Davey Ivens, Project Manager at [email protected]. The YAE programme at Curve is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.