Creative Voices

SPARK’s Creative Voices strand is about putting the voice of children and young people central to design and delivery of cultural provision for and with their peers in Wakefield. The aims of the Creative Voice Working Group are to hear youth voice regarding arts and culture across Wakefield and to:

  • Work as a team to help and support each other
  • Work collaboratively and in partnership to deliver events
  • Challenge young people’s perception of culture and the arts, what it is, who it is for?
  • Create a panel of young people to coproduce youth arts programmes

Current Project

SPARK’s Creative Voices Working Group are in the process of recruiting a panel of:

Arts Ambassadors – young people from across the Wakefield District aged 16 – 25 years old, who are interested in arts and culture and want to shape the cultural and arts offer as part of a new youth panel. This panel needs to be diverse and represent the whole of the Wakefield District.

With support from SPARK to develop skills and knowledge Arts Ambassadors will:

  • champion the arts with peers and spread the word about opportunities in arts and culture
  • help SPARK to connect with young people in the Wakefield District
  • feel confident to share their opinions and understanding with others
  • connect with likeminded young people from across the district
  • find out what young people want from arts and culture in the Wakefield District
  • co-produce relevant and inspirational events and programmes with arts and culture organisations to create opportunities for as many people as possible to benefit from the transformative impact of creative experiences
  • help break down barriers between young people and arts and culture
  • develop skills and understanding to help achieve your aspirations
  • shape the way the panel is run in future

What will that look like?

Online and in person training over July and August (amount to be confirmed)

Online and in person panel meetings once a month from September onwards (venue to be confirmed)

Occasional additional meetings and events when needed – not all the panel will be needed

Find Out More

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Message us or email for more information about becoming an arts and culture champion or download an application form here.

“It’s an opportunity to transform you into the person you’re aiming to become with your limitless creativity.” Wakefield College Student