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Projects for young people

The Lowry offers young people from 11-25 the opportunity to get creative in a range of ways.

Whether you are interested in dance, drama, visual art, technical theatre, producing or directing there is something for you take part in. To find out how just check out the programmes and projects below.

If you have any questions about taking part or if you need any support to access our programmes please email us.

YES – Youth Employability & Skills

If you are aged 14 – 25 and not in education or currently training or working we have a unique opportunity to learn new skills, gain qualifications and get back into education or employment.

Through our YES programme we provide bespoke creative and work-based learning opportunities for targeted young people. These opportunities range from first access visits, such as world of work backstage tours through to longer term work placements. We focus on personal development, building transferable skills including confidence, communication and future planning.

Our YES projects and placements also focus on work related learning, equipping young people with practical skills and helping them to become work ready or progress onto other training. There are group opportunities, suitable for PRU’s, alternative education providers, access groups or other groups of young people who need additional support to engage in education, training or employment.

Individual placements are available for young people who are not in employment, education or training or at risk of disengagement from education.

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Arts Award

Our Learning & Engagement team offer children and young people who engage in our programmes opportunities to complete Arts Award Qualifications.

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications which allow anyone up to the age of 25 to gain accreditation and even UCAS points as they grow as artists and arts leaders.

Completing an Arts Award inspires young people to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from theatre to visual art, Dance to spoken word.

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Offered At Five Different Levels, Young People Get To:

  • Discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
  • Develop their creativity and leadership skills
  • Learn new skills and share them with others
  • Get to work with or experience working with creative arts professionals
  • Gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment

Along the way they’re supported by an Arts Award adviser from The Lowry’s Learning & Engagement Team, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.

We run bespoke, tailor-made Arts Award programmes for both individuals and groups which complement our Learning & Engagement programme. To find out more about Arts Award please contact us directly.