Arts Award Supporter Spotlight

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Latitude, winner of Best Family Festival 2012, offers 15+ arenas and spaces offering every aspect of the arts including; music, theatre, dance, poetry, literature, film, cabaret and comedy during the 3-day event. In the Inbetweeners Teen Arena, creative teenagers will be able to let their imagination run wild with Culture Works East’s programme of interactive and industry savvy creative and media workshops for 12 to 17 year olds. In a range of master classes young people are given an insight into real creative careers, the chance to work alongside top industry pros, have a go themselves and be part of a team of young reviewers and reporters at Latitude.

Throughout the festival Culture Works East advisors will be available in Inbetweeners to offer advice, guidance and sign-posting for Arts Award as well as specially designed resource packs and activities to help participants to achieve an Arts Award.

Young people are able to use Arts Award to support them to explore the giant exhibition, stage and gallery space to navigate their creative experience to encourage new interests and skills and using them to open up new opportunities. It enable the festival to offer young festival goers the chance to deepen their relationship with the arts, learn new technical, creative and transferrable skills and support new and emerging audiences to move from being a passive consumer to active participant. It supports us to develop our relationships with local Arts Award centres including schools.

Becoming an Arts Award Supporter has enabled Latitude Festival to work with Culture Works East, Arts Award and the Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge to develop non-traditional ways of working, increasing the reach, breadth and depth of engagement to new and different audiences and support them to make a connection with the arts beyond the festival.

“Arts Award will provide a fantastic model to expand young people's experience at festivals and we’re very thrilled to be working on such an ambitious and accessible project. Since 2011 Culture Works East has delivered a varied, professional and exciting programme of activities for Latitude’s teens.”
Sharon Ruben, Latitude Festival Children’s Arena Curator

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