IWCEP - Cultural Education Partnership Ident - Teal, Pink and Fern
Fulfilling the creative potential of young people on the Isle of Wight

Supporting Young Minds

Supporting Young Minds challenged young people, aged 12 – 18, to create ‘place-changing’ public artworks that connected with other young people, as well as the wider community, encouraging them to get outside, be more physically active and engage with the Isle of Wight Biosphere.

The young people themselves had to decide how they would meet this challenge; the spaces they would like to change, the type of art they would like to create. 

A call-out to artists was made for each project and the three who were shortlisted, were invited to pitch at a dragons’ den where the young people got to decide which artist they wanted to work with.

About Supporting Young Minds

The artwork that has been produced by this project, reflects the ambition of the young people to genuinely change the places they live, whether through film, an art trail, music or some other form of public art, they want the towns on the Isle of Wight to be better places for young people to live.

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The impact of the Supporting Young Minds project on the young people involved has been significant. The youth voiceelement has given them real ownership – particularly those who generally feel disenfranchised – and its been wonderful to see them grow in confidence, gain new skills develop solid friendships.The impact of the Supporting Young Minds project on the young people involved has been significant. The youth voiceelement has given them real ownership – particularly those who generally feel disenfranchised – and its been wonderful to see them grow in confidence, gain new skills develop solid friendships.
Peta Rainford – Programme Manager for Independent Arts

Due to the huge success of the Supporting Young Minds project it will be continuing in other areas. Please visit here again for future updates!