Young people and organisations need time and space to learn about power, delve into societal issues, collaborate, work out what matters to them, identify who they need to connect with and create targets to make change happen. The initial outputs and outcomes on an application form need to be understood as an overarching ambition and work in progress.
The Act for Change Together Festival of youth changemaking took place in Summer 2021, showcasing how young people tackle injustice. A steering group of young people worked on the festival with cultural co-producers Molly Scarborough, Zahra Hoccom and the Arts Development Company. The coproducers prioritised the energy and imagination of the young people, supporting them to produce their own festival, to pivot plans as needed and liaise with funders.