"As an organisation we decided that in order to remain relevant and useful to young people we needed to make space for them and their voices to be heard here.
This led to the creation of our youth council who call themselves the Youth Collective, who will help to inform multiple aspects of our organisation and ensure we're an inclusive space for young people.
The Youth Collective will meet regularly to voice issues around facilities, participation, compatibility, inclusion, access, and diversity, and will work closely with our staff, and youth council facilitators to achieve this.
Our first cohort of 2021 will work closely with ourselves, Sita Thomas - one of our Creative Associates, former chair of the Cardiff Youth Council - Fahadi Mukulu and Rhiannon White from Commonwealth Theatre."
"It's an exciting time for us to be working with such a talented group of young people who will help us make key decisions around the work we do with young people."
JASON CAMILLERI, SENIOR PRODUCER - ARTS AND CREATIVE
INTRODUCING OUR YOUTH COLLECTIVE
The Youth Collective decided to launch themselves with a short film featuring a powerful spoken word piece written by Tia Camilleri and performed together as a collective. The film was directed by Sita Thomas, Fahadi Mukulu and Safyan Iqbal and filmed in and around the building.