Towards the end of November, Unlimited Impact held a training day for young emerging artists to identify their goals and ambitions, boost their confidence and gather new practical skills alongside their peers. There was a huge mixture of art forms in the group and they came from all over the country, some as far as Scotland and Wales!
Here are some images and quotes from the day;
“Wonderful experience, it’s really helped me grow.”
“A pleasure and an honour to meet all these new people.”
“I really enjoyed the coaching exercises.”
“Really good to be in a group of people so honest and open, and to think about collaboration together.”
The event was held at the Roundhouse and over the course of 2 days the group of Unlimited Impact Ambassadors worked with Diverse City in workshops designed to enable them to identify their goals and ambitions, boost their confidence and gather new practical skills alongside their peers. This event was also an opportunity for the young artists to extend their network and meet other Unlimited Impact Ambassadors from across the UK.
“I got clarity and inspiration as to what to do with my future.”
“Loved learning about what first step is going to be.”
“My favourite part was making short accessible performances.”
Unlimited Impact is supported by Spirit of 2012 and is a new extension of Unlimited; the £2 million, three-year programme delivered by the disability-led arts charity, Shape, and arts producing organisation, Artsadmin, and funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.
Unlimited Impact focuses on developing and inspiring the next generation of young disabled people passionate about making change through the arts; extending Unlimited’s reach by supporting venues across the country to successfully programme ambitious and high quality work by disabled artists; and deepening discussion and debate around work by disabled artists.