Last week, our Young Arts Entrepreneurs headed to the BBC Radio Leicester for some media training with presenters, Rupal Rajani, Jo Hayward and station editor, Jane Hill.
The YAEs are three months into their training programme, which focuses on delivering practical skills such as leadership and management, finance, press and marketing, problem solving and web design. They are also studying towards an Institute of Leadership and Management qualification in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, YAE programme is now in its third year. To date the scheme has supported 20 projects managed by 24 young people, covering a variety of art forms, including drama, movement and dance, music, comedy, gospel arts, beat-boxing, poetry, rapping and visual arts.
This year is no less inspiring. With projects from a Hip Hop Opera project to looking at gender swapping in drama – we cannot wait to see what our YAEs have in store!