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SHIFT 2021
10 February 2021


A NEW project providing a unique view of the arts created and led by two young Associate Artists, supported by our Young Ambassadors, serving as a platform for exciting, fresh and new ideas.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the way we live our lives and raised serious and pressing questions about our future and it is young people who will eventually answer these questions. Wiltshire Creative is delighted to announce SHIFT, a new project which will provide a unique view of the arts and serve as a platform for exciting, fresh and new ideas. SHIFT will be created and led by Young Associate Artists Harrison Brodie and Kate Potter along with the support of the Wiltshire Creative Young Ambassadors.

As part of the SHIFT programme, Wiltshire Creative are offering £5000 as development funding for emerging companies to develop a piece aimed at young people. The piece will respond to the challenges and issues facing young people in contemporary society and should resonate with their experience. This is a great opportunity for any new company or artist looking for support, click here for more information and to apply.

Wiltshire Creative Associate Director Dave Orme, said: “SHIFT is a really exciting opportunity for us to push the conversation forward and challenge the work that we currently make and programme – making way for new and emerging voices from a variety of different backgrounds to create and platform work that speaks to the younger voices of our community as they step in to inherit the world as it moves forward.” 

Wiltshire Creative SHIFT Associate Artists Harrison Brodie and Kate Potter said“We’re really pleased to be working on this exciting project which will help shift the way Wiltshire Creative programmes and produces work for young people in the community. We hope this will help set a national precedent, leave a legacy for future work and showcase the best of young artists in the community. We hope to produce work that explores the future of our generation and inspires change. We have an exciting few months ahead and we are looking forward to sharing more with you!” 

There are several opportunities for young people to get involved, including a visual arts exhibition and performance opportunities.  If you are aged 14 to 24 years old and would like to help champion the voices of young people and share your own thoughts and opinions by clicking here.

The full programme of work will be announced in the Spring, make sure you follow us on social media @wiltscreative or visit our website for updates