National Theatre of Wales and Fablab Belfast join PPP, BAC and Contact Theatre delivering creative and social entrepreneurship project for young people transforming their local communities
The Agency has secured over £873,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund to support its national roll-out over the next three years. With National Theatre of Wales and Fablab Belfast the project will double the footprint across the UK from September 2018, working with more young people than ever before.
The Agency supports young people, aged 15-25, through a rigorous 28-week creative training programme to develop their own social change projects with and for the community in which they live.
Modelled on the radical social change project, Agência de Redes Para a Juventude originated by Marcus Faustini in the favelas of Brazil, The Agency was adapted for the UK and first launched in Manchester and London in 2013 with the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
“PPP’s research seeks out ideas from contexts where creativity matters the most. We are proud to have been working with Agência de Redea para a Juventude, Contact and BAC for over 5 years to support this project which uses methodologies invented in Rio to equip young people to make transformational change in their own lives and in the communities around them” – Paul Heritage, PPP’s Artistic Director and Professor of Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London.
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English: The Agency press release (E)
Welsh: The Agency press release (W)