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Project Xpedition

Delivered by Flexus Dance Collective & Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Project Xpedition is an arts mangement programme by the Arena Theatre and Flexus Dance Collective, giving young people (aged 12-21 years old) the opportunity to design, curate and produce their own arts event at the Arena Theatre: promoting the work of young people in the local region.

For 2022/23, Flexus Dance Collective and the Arena Theatre are working with seventeen young people aged 12-21 years old.

Throughout Project Xpedition, Creative Pioneers on the programme will work with creative professionals from Arena Theatre and Flexus Dance to gain their Silver Arts Award through monthly workshops and discussions focussed on technical theatre, marketing, producing, access and project management. Alongside gaining a Level 2 qualification from Arts Award, these skills will also contribute to the eventual producing of their Arts Event.

“I have learned new skills about theatre which has increased my confidence and leadership skills” (Creative Pioneer 21/22)

“It has given us an insight into different parts of theatre, and has developed our skills in working creatively and collaboratively” (Creative Pioneer 21/22)

“It was really enjoyable and pushed me out of my comfort zone. I would highly recommend the project to other young people involved in the creative arts” (Creative Pioneer 21/22)

Project Xpedition includes:

- Design and delivery of a youth led arts event in a professional venue
- Level 2 Silver Arts Award qualification
- Reference/CV development from creative professionals
- Complimentary tickets to Arena Theatre events.

Applications for Project Xpedition will be back open in Summer 2023 - keep your eyes peeled!