Throughout Covid we reviewed all our projects, and exhibitions, and recognised that our events were not attracting young people from our community. When we began to investigate the other arts provisions available in Seaford and the surrounding area, we realised there were limited opportunities for young people to really get involved in contemporary arts.
Our SCIP Youth programme intends to create an environment where young people aged 11 - 16 can have a say about how they access contemporary visual arts in their community, and be part of developing and designing SCIP exhibitions and workshops.
Each meet up will be completely different, from trying out a workshop idea for us, feeding back ideas on our events to enjoying a master class from a visiting proffessional artist! As the programme grows we hope to provide SCIP Youth members the opportunity to curate their own exhibitions and be part of realising our future exhibitions.
You do not need to be a budding artist to join.... you may never have stepped in an art gallery, or picked up a paint brush - we really don't mind.... SCIP Youth is not an art club, SCIP Youth is an ideas hub and it is here for everyone!
There is absolutely no cost involved in being part of SCIP Youth, all materials will be covered by our project funding and sponsorship.
How often and where?
The SCIP Youth meetups will be every two to three months depending on our projects at that time. There will be opportunities to get involved in other events outside of the meetups too.
Next meet up is .. Saturday 21st May at The Crypt Gallery, Church Street Seaford! Please email us for more details.
What if I miss a meetup?
It's not a problem, we will email you a little report about what we did and if any materials were given out or a fun task was handed out we will ensure we deliver these to you!
Who Can Join?
Any one aged between 11 and 18 and living in Sussex can join SCIP Youth. We are fully inclusive and celebrate diversity. If you have any access issues or specific needs just let us know and we will do everything we can to ensure you can access the venue, feel comfortable about coming along and enjoy taking part in the programme!
How to Sign Up
If you are interested in signing up to SCIP Youth or learning more about us, speak to a SCIP team member please email us at any time on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I support the SCIP Youth Programme?
You and your family do not have to make a donation to be part of SCIP Youth, it is a free service for our community. However if you would like to you can make a donation to support our programme at any time using our Local Giving account, and if you would like to discuss your donation or become a corporate supporter please drop us an email at email@example.com and one of the team will be in touch!
Grown ups are welcome to stay with SCIP Youth members during the meetups, we will be providing teas and coffees and probably some biscuits for all the members and their grown ups! However you are welcome to leave your young people with us, all staff and volunteers have advanced DBS Checks - copies of which can be provided on request. Staff are fully trained and SCIP have safeguarding policies and procedures in place. Our safeguarding officers are Alice Carter and trustee Angela Raven whom you are welcome to speak to at anytime if you have any questions regarding your childs care during a SCIP Youth meetup.