Barbican Arts Centre asks Bexley’s young people to join their first youth panel

PUBLISHED: 09:49 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:49 09 June 2017

This will be the first youth panel

This will be the first youth panel

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They’ll be able to share views on arts programming and the organisation’s ethos

The Barbican Centre is asking Bexley’s 14-25-year-olds to apply to join their first youth panel.

Members of the youth panel will meet once a month for a year to share their views on the arts programming and ethos of the organisation, working with departments ranging from music and theatre, to marketing and human resources.

They will also have the opportunitu to get involved with Barbican shows, as well as gaining experince in teamwork, project management and leadership. There will be mentoring opportunities available, free tickets to events, and travel expenses within London will be provided.

The centre is introducing the youth panel with the aim of further embedding youth voice and particiapation across the organisation, and there are fifteen places available.

Sir Nicholas Kenyon, managing director, Barbican, said: “We are delighted to be opening applications for our first youth panel and would encourage young people from Bexley to apply.

“We are keen to receive applications from a wide range of young people and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t been to the Barbican before. What’s more important is that you are interested in arts and culture and enthusiastic about making a difference.

“With almost 4,000 events programmed every year there will be plenty for our Barbican Youth Panel members to get their teeth stuck into throughout the 12-month programme.”

The panel is being supported by Sound Connections, hosts of the Wired4Music network for young people to share their skills and expertise with other organisations via their research.

Jennifer Raven, programme manager, Sound Connections, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Barbican to develop the Youth Panel. What makes it particularly exciting is the staff’s commitment to embedding the principles of Youth Voice and Participation across the culture and mind-set of the organisation.”

Information on how to apply can be found, here

There is a written application form, but applicants are welcome to submit a video application instead. The deadline is Sunday June 18 at 5pm and applicants will be told whether they have been successful by June 30.

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