Young artistic talent to supercharge futures

Buzz Bury of Think Forward
Buzz Bury of Think Forward

Young artists and performers are being given the chance to ‘supercharge’ their futures in the industry.

Arts body LeftCoast and Think Forward, an ‘education endowment foundation’, have joined forces to offer 15 16 to 25-year-olds from Wyre the opportunity to complete a Gold Arts Award

They can develop their own style and format – diary style, video, online, slide show presentation or anything else that works for them

The Supercharger programme will see Think Forward offer intensive personalised support from Arts Award advisers, as the local youths develop their arts practice and enhance their leadership skills by running their own projects.

The team will comprise five young people from Fleetwood and Cleveleys, five from Thornton and Poulton and five from Garstang and Over Wyre - being recruited between now and Christmas.

Think Forward director Buzz Bury said: “Participants will be supported to record their progress and achievement throughout the Gold Arts Award by creating their own portfolio.

“They can develop their own style and format – diary style, video, online, slide show presentation or anything else that works for them.

“It really is a great chance for young people to develop both their arts practice and leadership, work with other artists and at the end of it get a qualification that can help them reach university or even a job in the arts.”

Gold Arts Award which is a nationally recognised level three qualification and carries with it 35 UCAS points, so it is the perfect way to gain some extra credit for aspiring arts leaders.

For more information about Supercharger visit www.leftcoast.org.uk, call 07736 429935 or email supercharger@thinkforwardcic.co.uk