EMERGENCY PARTY EXISTS TO CREATE A WORLD WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE SHAPE THE FUTURE THROUGH CREATIVITY
We set up EMERGE(ncy) PARTY to give young people a voice in the COVID-19 crisis, to question, to share and to celebrate. It was an opportunity to imagine and explore a better future through new creative ideas. Over 15 weeks, via weekly group Zoom sessions and independent work, 45 12-18 year olds offered a series of creative responses to the situation we found ourselves in, working to bring their communities together and re-imagine a world outside of the lockdown.
Image by Harry, 14, Warwickshire
Our goals as a company are:
1. to give young people the artistic skills required to speak up for what they believe in
2. to be inspired by and lead by young people
3. to create a space where young people can influence arts and education policy
4. to form collectives of young artists who can support each other in their work
The party TOOK OFF and we are here to stay.