Latitude festival is set to become the UK’s first festival Arts Award supporter organisation! Awarded by Trinity College London and in association with Arts Council England the Arts Award is a unique set of arts qualifications for young artists. Arts Awards gets young people involed in artistic activities, reviewing events, researching new/old artists and most importantly sharing their skills. The organisation’s ambition is to support our youth and strengthening its bond to art and Latitude is set to provide young people the access to the spectrum of arts showcased at the festival, which will help them achieve an Arts Award qualification.
Here’s a few things people had to say about this:
Sharon Reuben, Latitude Festival Children & Teen programmer, commented:
“Arts Award will provide a fantastic model to expand young people’s experience at Latitude 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.”
Elli Chapman, Artistic Director at Culture Works East said:
“Latitude provides a very different platform for the arts, bringing high quality programming out of traditional spaces to new and varied audiences like young people who might not visit more mainstream venues like theatres and galleries. By becoming an Arts Award Supporter organisation, we offer young festival goers the chance to deepen their relationship with the arts, learn new technical, creative and transferrable skills, get their opinions heard and support them to make a connection with the arts that goes beyond the festival.”
Emily Ward, Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge’s Artsmark and Arts Award Programme Manager commented:
“Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge is delighted to support Festival Republic and Cultureworks’ inspirational ambition to launch Arts Award at Latitude this year. Children and young people attending the festival will not only have the chance to explore artistic and creative opportunities, but also be able to strengthen their skills as artists and future art leaders by engaging with the Arts Award programme.”