Responding to an uncertain and fast changing society, this programme places youth voice at the centre of an international dialogue examining how music and the arts respond to, reflect, and effect change in the UK and US’s current social and political landscape and what role young people envision taking as social activist artists. Who better to put this question to than the young people who will be the artists, arts workforce, audiences and voters of the future?
The aim of the project is to develop a cohort of young creatives ready to shape and influence the arts within their own settings, to share their knowledge and experience with other aspiring young artists, and finally to inspire those in the profession to embrace and encourage youth leadership.
Delivered in partnership between the Barbican and Los Angeles Philharmonic with Bristol Plays Music, Sistema Scotland, Sage Gateshead and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Supported by Sky Arts Art 50.
Discover the Barbican
'You can really see the passion and the love everyone has for the arts'
Fiona Shaw shares how the Barbican helps encourage and inspire artists and we speak to some of the young people who bring our education projects to life every year.