Leading arts and cultural organisations across the city are consulting a record number of young people aged 0-29 on their thoughts on arts in the city in order to influence Aberdeen’s upcoming Youth Arts Strategy.
Nurseries, schools, colleges and universities, youth groups, and organisations who employ young people will be encouraged to take part in the ‘One Day’ short survey on Thursday 21st June. It will be accessible both online and by post.
The survey will ask around a third of the city’s population what arts means to them, where, when and why they take part in arts and what could be done to help them do more.
Participants are encouraged to share their involvement on the run up to One Day, as well as on the day itself, by posting pictures, videos or activities around the conversations raised by the project, to get young people thinking and discussing arts in preparation for completing the survey.
Aberdeen education establishments, teachers, youth groups, organisations and young people are encouraged to get involved as well as follow the project online using the hashtags #oneday #useyourvoice #myvoice.
Building on from the Creative Scotland ‘Time to Shine’ initiative and the Cultural Strategy for Aberdeen, a working group of leading Aberdeen arts and cultural organisations are developing a Youth Art Strategy and plan. The first stage is to consult with young people and Culture Republic is gathering baseline information through this survey on our behalf.
“One of the key ambitions contained within Culture Aberdeen, the new 10 year strategy for culture in the city, is ‘Releasing Our Creativity”. It’s vital that we listen to Aberdeen’s young people when they talk about the support they need to enable greater participation and development of their creative skills and this consultation represents a great opportunity for them to shape this vision of the future. Everyone in Aberdeen wants to live in a vibrant, cultural city where lives can be transformed and inspired through arts and culture. It’s up to us all to deliver that by creating opportunities and experiences which truly benefit our young people” Duncan Cockburn, Chair of Culture Aberdeen
We have the survey on our Creative Learning pages here.