What people are saying:
'Some young people don't achieve at school, sometimes it’s not the right environment for them or they have too much going on in their personal lives. This was true for me as a young person. The arts saved me. I became a writer and started to value myself. I want young people to see the value in the arts and in themselves.'
'Peshkar boosted my confidence skills because of their awesome workshops. I liked working in a team and the great opportunities I’ve been given where everyone acknowledges your ideas. It’s given me a bright future- without it I wouldn't have as many doors opened for me.’
’I really liked that becoming an Arts Awards adviser is something people in arts administration and management can do. Given we're doing all these projects with young people anyway (because we want to and we know there’s a lot we can offer), I think it only makes sense to add value through this process and reward hard work and quality. Also, if anything, Arts Award is a great tool for reflective practice for us at the delivery end. We really have to question ourselves: are we planning this activity for the right reasons? Have we consulted enough with the young people themselves? Is this a high quality experience? Anything that helps us step back a little bit and reflect is good.’
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