Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs
This evaluation film was commissioned by Curve, Leicester. We have been documenting the Curve Y.A.E. project over the past 3 years and this evaluation film looks at the project as a whole. Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs (YAE) is a training programme that enables young people from Leicestershire to develop their performing arts based ideas and projects into sustainable business and employment. We also produced individual films for each of the 3 years, that were used for promotional purposes as well as a useful video evaluation tool for organisers and funders.
The Young Arts Entrepreneur (YAE) programme offers people between the age of 16 and 25 the chance to design and lead their own community arts projects, and maybe launch their own businesses. As well as support, training and mentoring, Curve offered up to £1000 to run each successful project.
The YAE scheme was led by a Steering Group of young people; one of the group’s members, Verity Bartesch (22) said:
“This is a fantastic chance for young people from our area, and a great way for us to create some real benefits to our communities. We know how many gifted and creative young people are out there, from all different backgrounds. All we need is for them to get involved”.
Iain Gillie, Curve’s Executive Producer said:
“Curve is an inspiring, creative place at the heart of our community. The YAE programme gives us the chance to increase our work with young people, supporting them to make a big difference to their lives, and the lives of others”.