CULTIVATE

CULTIVATE is a new programme, based at The Sidney Nolan Trust, 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.

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.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with professional artists, makers, and curators as well as experience art in a range of settings. The group will work on a series of focused projects within broad themes which you will develop together. CULTIVATE is led by local artist, technologist and educator Emma Posey.

The programme includes a once-a-month session (initial dates are Saturday 12th June and 10th July) with an additional summer camp in August (Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th August) where we hope to collaborate with young people from other youth arts programmes in the region. Autumn dates will be arranged for September onwards. 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.

To apply please follow the link and complete the google form.

CULTIVATE application

If you would like to learn more about the programme or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Antony Mottershead, Creative Producer at Sidney Nolan Trust on tel: 01544 260149 or email antony@sidneynolantrust.org.

CULTIVATE is funded by the Community Foundation Wales