Counterpoints Arts (the organisation that manages Platforma) is one of the partner organisations supporting 100 Agents of Change, an exciting new project led by In Place of War that connects some of the most revolutionary innovative artists and change makers from around the world with young people from marginalised communities in the UK, to share their experiences, skills and knowledge.
They want to hear from young people who feel passionately about using art and activism to impact their community.
They particularly want to hear from working class people, people of colour, women, LGBTIQ+ people, disabled people, young parents, refugees and migrants, survivors, young carers, people from the travelling community and those not in education, employment or training. Please get in touch if:
- You’re aged 18-30 and based in the UK
- You’re passionate about creating change in your community and want to make your voice heard
- You want to develop skills in art and creative activism, inspired by and involving creative activists from across the UK, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Full details and how to apply: https://www.inplaceofwar.net/100-agents-of-change
About 100 Agents of Change
We live in an increasingly polarised world, but there are beacons of hope – young people becoming agents of change, and using technology and innovative methods to form international solidarities and use creativity to educate against and fight injustice.
The 100 Agents of Change Residency will be held virtually and will allow artists from our network around the world to share their skills and knowledge of how to use what we have around us – creativity and our communities – to make the change we want to see in the world. The online residency will take place over four weeks, with a programme co-designed and shaped by the young people.
We will support the young people who have taken part in the online residency to take those new skills and knowledge back into their communities across the country and use them to promote social cohesion through art and activism. 10 young people from the group will be selected for seed funding to further support the development of their community projects.