CULTIVATE is a new programme, based at The Sidney Nolan Trust near Presteigne, Powys (LD8 2LL), for young people aged 15 to 25 with an interest in the arts and who want to meet other young creatives, to investigate, experiment and make.
The group meets once a month and works on a series of focused projects within broad themes which we develop together. CULTIVATE is led by local artist, technologist and educator Emma Posey.
The programme is open and actively invites young people to join the group at any time. The next session is Saturday 25 September, 10 am - 2 pm. During this session, we are delighted to welcome artist Stefhan Caddick. To find out more about Stefhan's work please visit www.stefhanchaddick.co.uk.
Most recently the group worked with Lal Davies, a community filmmaker from North Wales. To see short films made during the session visit Cultivate at Sidney Nolan Trust - Input/Output on Vimeo.
In the coming months, the group also hopes to collaborate with young people from other youth arts programmes in the region. Dates for the October, November and December sessions will be released shortly.
You will also have the opportunity of gaining an Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification aimed at inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents.
Sidney Nolan was a visionary artist. The programme will draw inspiration from his maverick philosophy, as well as his final home and estate at The Rodd, close to Presteigne. Young people will explore all the potential pathways open to them through the arts. If you want to develop your confidence and skills to sketch, film, photograph, program, build, dance, mix sounds or build campfires, this really is the programme for you.
You might currently be at school, college, university, working, between things, a space scientist with a love of the arts, a lone maker with a keenness to meet other like-minded creatives. As long as you are 15 to 25 years old, you’re welcome to apply. You don’t need any prior arts experience and the project is free to attend.
If you would like to join CULTIVATE or learn more about the programme please contact Antony Mottershead, Creative Producer at Sidney Nolan Trust on tel: 01544 260149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CULTIVATE is funded by the Community Foundation Wales