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International Youth Exchange Projects
International Youth Arts Exchange
In July 2005, 48 young people from Jigsaw Dance theatre in Netherton, Dudley exchanged with ArtiXoc in Barcelona and Sort in Catalonia. The second exchange was with South Birmingham College with Youth Action Northern Ireland’s ‘Rainbow Factory’ in Belfast , together they all produced three pieces of drama and dance for this Youth Arts Project. The developing performance pieces were constantly performed at various venues such as The Asian Community centre in Belfast and Sort Town hall.
The project was initiated and managed by bayc shaped and produced alongside the Young people, workers and Artists involved.The exchange came from talking with Young People who wanted the opportunity to exchange with other groups internationally to explore culture and identity through Drama and Dance. It fostered their creative skills and artistic energy, through the development of working relationships with their international peers.
bayc hosted the return visit for all four groups involved in the Exchange in Birmingham from 8th -18th August 2005.
The highlights of their return leg were:
- A performance of their final pieces at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on August 12th at 7.30pm
- A Drama Conference and Performance broadcast live on the internet at the Orange Studio (broadcast onwww.C21vox.tv at 6.30pm)
- Project Evaluation on c21vox.com: bayc International youth Arts Project
All groups were supported by Youth workers and professional artists such as Round midnight theatre company and Jigsaw Dance theatre to develop their drama and dance pieces. Also the youth workers exchanged their youth work and artistic, social and professional skills to capacity build each organisation in Youth Arts and good practice in youth exchange work.
Quotes and Experiences
As a student and worker on this project, the biggest learning curve has been about gaining skills, practical and theory of youth arts I can use in the future from the other workers and the participants. Things we think we know already such as understanding different cultures, national identities and ways of life. From a organizational as well as Iv picked up so much , Iv defiantly grown professionally and personally.
Naomi at Rainbow Factory, Belfast
I'd never been abroad or on a stage before , so both experiences have changed me, I've a big part in the show and I can speak a little Spanish! Its made me more confident, able to just get in there and try new stuff , if I can get on the stage in the Symphony hall I can do anything! Ill remember this experience forever!
Abdi, South Birmingham college.
Meeting all these people has been a fantastic, people I'd never get to meet usually, I've learned about Irish and English ways of life as well as some Spanish! We were all just thrown in at the deep end and it wasn’t scary, it was exiting a challenge! Also all the great jobs in Dance and theatre I thought were for other glamorous people I know I can maybe do now, this project will help me follow my dreams.
Dreams and hopes that fill our mind a future we all hope to find, Will I be Good enough for my Dreams? If I don’t try and Make them happen , I will never know, lets go!
An extract from 1-10 the piece of physical theatre devised andperformed South Birmingham College.
View the exchange photo gallery
Are you into paintball? bayc has negotiated a number of Charity Participation passes for Delta Force Paintball Centres.
The charity passes normally sell at £59.99 with each pass entitling 10 (yes TEN) people to participate in a full day of paintball action at any one of the 35 paintball centres nationwide. The normal price for 10 people is £99.99 so the Pass saves you £49.99
Included in the deal is a full day pf paintball action, all equipment hire, latest semi-automatic machine gun, public liability insurance. Paintballs are not included and must be purchased separately.
Now here's the really good news: bayc, in support of its work at the Studio Barn, is selling the passes for just £50 per pass, giving you a full saving of almost £50 on your paintballing day. Remember-one charity pass admits 10 for a fabulous paintballing day.
There are a limited number of passes for this initial offer so purchase yours now!!
£10,000 available for young people aged 16-25 in 8 cities across the UK
Do you work with young people in Birmingham?
Do they have an idea that would make a real difference in your community?
Do they know what it will take to make a positive change for people around them?
If so here is a fantastic opportunity for them!
During 2011, UK Youth, together with Starbucks, will be rolling out a program called 'Youth Action' in major cities across the UK and Ireland. The program will offer young people, who have ideas of how to improve their communities, the opportunity to access up to £10,000 seed funding and volunteer time from local Starbucks partners (employees) to help realise their ambitions.
UK Youth will be supporting the program by offering skills training and advice to young people, and both Starbucks and UK Youth hope that 'Youth Action' will inspire future community leaders to continue to make a difference.
Young people who submit a grant application form will need to attend a Community Change training day which will be run by UK Youth and will give them the skills and knowledge to complete the second stage application form.
Apply on line now at http://www.guardian.co.uk
W A Cadbury Charitable Trust: No deadlines, apply anytime for monthly grants size of grant available: Small grants up to £2,000
Aims and outcomes of funder: Will fund various projects such as those helping vulnerable people or providing education, training, advice, mediation and counselling
Additional information: In addition will consider support for environment/conservation, health/medical and arts projects/activities
Contact details: Telephone 0121 472 1464
Funding is available from CHK Charities Limited
You can apply anytime, there are no deadlines.
There are no maximum amounts, however, large grants start at £25,000 and can only be applied for once a relationship has been built with the funder.
The funder has a wide variety of programme areas detailed on the website. They also run 2 grant programmes “ oneoff ” and “conditionally renewable”.
Only registered charities can apply for funding. There is a preference for organisations based in the West Midlands
Telephone: 020 3207 7338
Web Site: www.chkcharities.co.uk
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund is currently inviting applications from charity organisations to support projects that support carers, community arts and education, disability, older people, poverty, integration and rehabilitation.
Grants are normally in the range of £1,000 and £10,000.
Preference will be given to smaller charities; charities which serve a locality or region of the UK, rather than national charities; and causes which find it more difficult to raise funds from the general public.
The next application deadline is the 12th August 2011.
For more information please visit the website: The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
bayc helping youth groups gain grants
The number of bayc youth groups who have had successful applications for grants towards equipment continues to grow. The £341.36 towards the sporting equipment they need.
To date, bayc youth groups have shared grants to the tune of £6,426.94 in this financial year.
If you need equipment to help you in your work simply contact bayc online or by phone: 0121 460 5870 and request an application form.
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