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Young People's Cultural Entitlement (Creative Futures II)

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Birmingham has the highest proportion of children and young people of any major city in Europe. A Creative Future, Birmingham’s strategy for children, young people and culture, reflects a shared vision for what cultural provision for children and young people in our city can and should be.

This third iteration of the strategy builds on the strengths and achievements to date and extends the age range to include young people up to the age of 25 years. This reflects an increased emphasis on supporting young people into training and employment as pledged in Birmingham’s Youth Promise guarantee.

A Creative Future III considers young people’s cultural needs with respect to universal provision - accessible to all; targeted activity - providing opportunities for those with additional needs and specialist provision to support young people with identified talent

The strategy continues to promote the four key roles that children and young people should have the opportunity to experience, they are defined as follows:

As an audience member a young person should have the opportunity to experience a range of high quality work, experience the work of their peers, develop critical skills and vocabulary and make informed choices

As a participant a young person should have the opportunity to work with skilled practitioners, take part with others and improve their cultural skills

As a creator a young person should have the opportunity to make original work and share work with a range of audiences

As a leader a young person should have the opportunity to organise, produce and manage their own work and the work of others

Young People on Arts Boards

Arts Award

Get Creative Family Arts Festival and Family Arts Standards

Birmingham City Council Culture Commissioning Tel: 0121 303 2434, email: arts.team@birmingham.gov.uk, www.birmingham.gov.uk/arts