Co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme, Artployment offers a range of tools and activities to help those supporting young people who are interested in a creative career. The project addresses the problem of underemployment for young artists and creatives.
Led by City Arts, it is a collaboration between four organisations:
- City Arts (Nottingham) in the UK
- InterStep in Denmark
- Misión Rural in Colombia
- Asociación Jóvenes para Honduras
Through two international collaborations, Artployment brought together organisations from countries with very different social structures. They are the UK, Denmark, Colombia and Honduras.
Visiting Honduras, a small team developed a toolkit that could be used to support any young person with creative ambitions. By identifying similarities between cultures, and sharing expertise, the result is a comprehensive set of workshop lesson plans that are inclusive, relevant across a range of setting, and which don’t succumb to eurocentrism.
Delegates from each of the four participating countries attending a training course in Colombia. They learn how to use the toolkit to teach young people the skills needed to start their journey into art entrepreneurship. City Arts invited members of the East Midlands Participatory Arts Forum to attend this stage. A professional development opportunity for our peers in the East Midlands, we were joined in Colombia by representatives from Junction Arts, People Express and Soft Touch Arts.
Aimed at youth workers, this publication provides a series of activities that can be run with young people hoping to explore their creative potential. Accessible, clear and flexible, the activities cover subjects including:
- Return on Investment
Each project partner is offering training on how best to use the toolkit, to local organisations that support young people in their countries. The short courses increase the reach of our resources and will help young people take their first steps into art entrepreneurship.