Venue: Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5AL
Date: 11th April 2013
Evidence shows that in Wales today there are approximately 200,000 children living in poverty: one in three of child population in Wales. Many families experience low income and the challenges that this brings. Children and young people within disadvantaged families are at risk of poor outcomes, reduced life chances and life expectancies. The poorest outcomes for children and young people are correlated with persistent poverty.
Finding innovative, new ways of engaging disadvantaged and disaffected young people is a priority for most arts organisations and to regional and central government. Through carefully targeted action research projects and case studies this national seminar offers opportunities to share and network good practice to further support effective and engaging strategies that can then be replicated more widely.
Participation in the arts can benefit individuals and communities to:
- Increase individual and community confidence
- Create transferable skills
- Build confidence in minority groups
- Promote contact, social networking and contributing to social cohesion
This Arts Development UK Welsh National seminar will unpick some of the issues in tackling child poverty and will explore how participation in arts by young people can aid, support and challenge child poverty in Wales. The seminar is the second in a series developed in partnership with Arts Council Wales and is grant-aided by them.
We are particularly pleased to be joined by our two Keynote speakers:
- Keith Towler: Children’s Commissioner for Wales, and
- Ellis Williams, Group Director for RCT Community & Children’s Services and chair of Fframwaith, the Children and Young People’s Multi-agency Partnership for Rhondda Cynon Taf
The day will allow delegates to hear about policy and practice from a range of informed speakers and presenters offering keynote presentations, question and answer sessions and discussion groups enabling the sharing of ideas, problems and issues. All delegates should leave this event with up-to-date evidence on how the arts sector can deliver on improved quality of life outcomes for both today’s and tomorrow’s communities.
The day is aimed at arts and cultural organisations, artists, those in the education and social care sectors, local and national government policy makers, and those working in the voluntary and independent sectors. We very much hope that you will be able to join us for an enlightening and informative day that should enable you to support better cultural practice and delivery with communities in your own areas.
We welcome delegates from England and Wales to join us in this seminar programme.
Arts Development UK member: £60
Combined 2 member place: £100
Student/Unemployed person: £40
For a Word version of the programme and booking form click One in 3 National Seminar Confirmed programme & booking form new then click the file below the title.