Theatre practitioner Marcus Faustini founded The Agency (Agência) in Rio de Janeiro in 2011. The programme uses creativity and theatre processes to offer young people, from disadvantaged communities, the opportunity to transform their ideas for making change into real projects and social enterprises. Supported with funding from The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Battersea Arts Centre, Contact Theatre and People’s Palace Projects have been running a 2-year pilot to see if this methodology was relevant and transferable to their work with young people from similarly disadvantaged communities in London and Manchester.

Click here to download the project’s report (2015)