Overview

The Challenge

Stonehouse in Plymouth is home to a rich creative community, but many do have the not have the outlet or the skills to develop themselves as artists, supporting the community to develop their entrepreneurial skills and as artists. How can a partnership between a school and a local arts professional offer a solution?

Support the community to develop entrepreneurial skills

Creative work experience opportunities for young people

Location:

Outside The Box, Plymouth

Partners:

RIO’s Connected Schools Programme, School of Creative Arts, Outside The Box

RIO - Connected Schools

The RIO solution 

Stonehouse in Plymouth is home to a rich creative community, but many do not have the outlet or the skills to develop themselves as artists, supporting the community to develop their entrepreneurial skills and as artists.

Outside the Box provides an accessible platform for individuals from deprived areas with resources and opportunities to develop as artists, in addition to providing work experience opportunities for young people in the creative industries as well as a platform for skills sharing across the community.

Stats and Facts

  • Connecting with the school helps us to better know, understand and respond to the community.
  • Developed a Saturday Arts school and recently developed a regular CPD session for teachers across the city
How The Project Was Received

"I am hoping that Outside the Box can make an impact on the wider community; working with children, families and people who may not get the opportunity to make and create in an inclusive and supportive environment, finding a passion and talent or themselves in their work. I would like to bring the community together by establishing an annual city-wide exhibition for schools and families. This might include workshops, support and training for specific groups which link to relevant themes and impacts positively on a both personal and community level."

Caroline Mercer, Director of Outside The Box

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