Funded by Arts Council England, we are proud to announce the "Now Project". This will involve working with LGBTQ+ young people from the BeYou project, run by homeless charity Porchlight.
Working alongside partners such as Meltopia, Nathan Frost, Creatabot, Sebliminal Productions and Robin File, the young people will create 4 pieces of digital art (songs plus visuals). These will be based on their experiences of "The Now" in these difficult times, and will be delivered with a holistic approach by mental health trained artists/tutors, one of which being a BACP counsellor.
The project will be young person led, where they will take control of the audio and video software themselves (either via Zoom or in person) and direct the work with the help of the artists/tutors. With a counsellor on board, they will have a safe space to express themselves freely and deal with any issues that may arise from this.
The sessions will run from May 2021 to January 2022, via Zoom or in person, Covid depending.