This is the second blog post written by a member of our Youth Board. Ava talks about her journey into Shout Out for the Arts and what the arts mean to her.
My teacher at primary school was told about Shout Out for the Arts and I joined with my friends. As soon as I heard about it, I wanted to join. I’m passionate about the arts, especially writing, dancing and acting, so I was sure I would enjoy it.
“If you want to have a say about the arts in Warwickshire, you should join. I love having my ideas heard and making a difference.”
When I first joined, we were answering questions to help make our video script. We also talked about what needs to change when it comes to the arts in Warwickshire and how we change it. We also had conversations with other organisations such as Arts Connect.
We have achieved loads. We made a video, helped make a website and so much more in our usual meetings. I’m proud of the fact that in one meeting we were able to shoot enough for the video and more, as well as recording the voiceovers and having our usual meeting.
“‘The arts’ isn’t just acting, dancing and singing.”
If you want to have a say about the arts in Warwickshire, you should join. It also helps you meet other young people who are passionate about similar things. The more people are a part of it, the more people will have their voices heard.
I have learnt that ‘the arts’ isn’t just acting, dancing and singing. It’s any way of expressing yourself.
Words by Ava, member of Shout Out for the Arts.
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