YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATION PROJECTS
TURTLE KEY ARTS HAVE RUN A NUMBER OF PARTICIPATION PROJECTS TARGETED SPECIFICALLY AT YOUNG PEOPLE, OFTEN THOSE IN AREAS OF LEAST ENGAGEMENT.
OCCUPIED MINDS (2015)
ART IS KEY (2014)
KEY TIME (2006)
PLAY IN A DAY (2005 – 2007)
KEY STREET (2003 & 2004)
ART IS KEY (2014) Art is Key was a week of dance, theatre and music for young people with HIV. The group worked with a professional dance choreographer, theatre director and a musician/recording artist to create their own original work. There was a sharing of all the work created in a performance event on the Friday evening. Art is Key articulated the young peoples’ messages and was an opportunity, through performance art, to communicate what it’s like to be living with HIV in the UK today. The project was free to all participants and a Turtle Key Arts partnership with CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association).
KEY TIME (2006) Meeting after school for sixteen weeks, Key Time gave twenty children, aged 8 to 12 years from five local schools with limited drama provision, a rich experience of all aspects of the process of creating a theatre production, from conception to performance. Working with arts professionals including a designer, costume designer, choreographer, writer, composer and director the children created a show, from their own ideas and creations, for friends and family. Key Time was free to all participants and run in collaboration with the St. Clement and St. James Community Development Project.
PLAY IN A DAY (2005 – 2007) A one school day experience where workshop leaders from Turtle Key Arts visiedt Primary Schools and enable the children to create and perform a piece of theatre. The participants (age 9-11 years old) wrote the script, compose the sound track, design and make masks, props and costumes and rehearse the piece. The day ends with a short performance in front of parents/carers and friends.
KEY STREET (2003 & 2004) A week of free dance, music and film workshops for 11-19 year olds from under privileged backgrounds in the west of London; culminating in a performance at the end of the week for friends and family. The project provided the opportunity for the young people to tell their own story using state of the art equipment and working with highly skilled professionals. Key Street was a partnership between Turtle Key Arts, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art).