Whilst working intensively in Brazil, People’s Palace Projects also undertook two smaller pilot projects with young people in the UK between 2003-2006. Lives on Line was a year-long performance, visual art and design programme with excluded teenagers in 2003-4, and Be Seen, Be Heard! was a 3 year project for young people in care on the Isle of Wight to have their opinion heard through participatory arts-based evaluation approaches, in partnership with the Children’s Society who funded the project.

Lives on Line 2003-4

Partners:
Fortune Cookie Web Design Company, Norwood Secondary Centre Pupil Referral Unit [Bromley Council]

Aim:
To activate young people.

Main Activities:
Visual art and design programme with excluded teenagers.

Funders:
Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts and Business New Partners Award, Fortune Cookie

Be Seen Be Heard 2003-6

Partners:
Ben Cave Associates, Children’s Society, The Isle of Wight Young Carers

Aim:
To activate young people in care on the Isle of Wight to have their opinion heard through participatory arts-based evaluation.

Main Activities:
Three year programme of residencies and mixed arts workshops to create installation pieces with young people and their carers. Public performers for invited audience including local politicians and policy makers. Launched new local Preventative Strategy in association with the Children’s Society.

Funder:
Children’s Society