What are the best ACE collaborations with young people in 2013 in the UK?
Skaters and other locals are responding to calls from young people in Hotwells and Cliftonwood for a skatepark and we’ve linked with like minded skaters in Southville. We looking at 2 flyover spaces: The Cumberland Piazza & a space adjacent to the festival way path and pump track. We want to link up to develop safe and accessible spaces. Cumberland Piazza will target kids aged 8-14 but we hope to create spaces for kids of all ages, even 40+!
In recent years funding to youth services has been radically cut and I wonder whether the kinds of projects we used to deliver with multiple statutory and voluntary stakeholders, led by the voices of young people and exploring ideas through creativity still happen? I now live in an affluent area with no statutory youth services and I’m a trustee for the local community association HCCA. We are about to embark on a project to get a wheels park instigated, responding to years of requests from local young people and it’s be a great help to know what’s out there.
- Can you tell me of any successful projects you know about?
- Do you know of a good funding source for projects combing arts and sports?
- Do you live in Cliftonwood, Hotwells, Southville and would like to get involved?
Visit ACE Project page for details of successful past approaches. Braodway Fileds, A Space for Youth video is an example of encouraging ‘broad’ ideas with communities.
This video shows a lot of views of locals. It’s long and scruffy but honest http://vimeo.com/76869257
Have you any useful links to share?