Reaching out with art
Because everyone deserves the same life chances.
Artistic and creative opportunities in early life have been linked to greater life prospects by The Cultural Learning Alliance who find that learning through arts and culture improves attainments in all subjects, makes students three times more likely to get a degree, twice as likely to volunteer and 20% more likely to vote as young adults. We believe that everyone should have the same opportunities, and one way we're going about offering these is by running a number of art education outreach projects.
We're ambitious for the kids we work with: we want them to have a challenging, fun time, and a sense of pride in their own achievements. The best moments are seeing someone flourish in front of you as they achieve something they didn't think they could. It’s all about challenging preconceptions and sparking that moment of self-belief, because those moments of inspiration can make all the difference in a young life.
Clare Mitchell and Carly Mee
Education Outreach Officers
One participant from outreach project Boys Dancing says:
I struggled with dyslexia, but when I started dancing I realised that I could perform what I wanted to express, rather than having to read or write it. I’d say that 'Boys Dancing' made me who I am today and gave me the opportunity to meet some remarkable people on the way. I’ve learnt to really apply myself and go after something that I want - you can’t expect things to just fall into your lap.
Participant and now choreographer
From new skills to self-confidence and more, can you help more kids learn and grow through the programmes at Warwick Arts Centre?
More information: Warwick Arts Centre