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When young people, resident artists and curators work collaboratively on a community arts-based project

Tina Salter


This article discusses how art-based programmes can be an effective way of engaging young people to work collaborative in order to learn developmental skills. Using a case study approach the author draws on data which evaluted 3 cohorst of the Youth Forum delivered by the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. Young people worked in partnership with Education Curators and Resident Artists to co-create a piece of art which enabled them to reflect on their own skills and abilities, and help them question their place in society. The article offers key learning which might be transferable to other art-based programmes offered to young people in order to ensure these are delivered in an effective way.

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