Young People's Creative Learning for Life

by Tina Ellen Lee in Bridport, Dorset, England

We did it
On 24th June 2018 we successfully raised £1,610 with 40 supporters in 56 days

To fund more young people to take part in 2 weeks of creative inspiration and learning with professional artists in the UK and Europe, 2018

by Tina Ellen Lee in Bridport, Dorset, England

“It means to be part of a group where we all give something, where we can make a difference in the world” Mario 20

What we do

The Complete Freedom of Truth is an inclusive programme with young people which uses arts and cultural activities to develop  confidence and creativity for life and work, learn about other cultures and youth leadership.

                                          Forum Theatre and Food at the Youth Centre, Bridport 2017

What are the opportunities?

To become part of a growing UK and European Network of over 600 young people with opportunities for  learning, travel and to develop their own skills and voice. 

To build a personal portfolio to help with further education and employment.

To develop empathy and tolerance of the other and to understand that empowerment comes from kindness.

“The importance of TCFT is about giving us - the youth - opportunities to approach the change we want to see in the world and acting upon it with our own creative output. And in the end, what most impressed me was kindness' liberating effect on everyone’s development. It teaches us all that from kindness comes empowerment to serve, and that in our service to others we attain the highest form of happiness.” Sara 24

                                                                         Bridport half term residency Feb 2018 

How we do it

The TCFT residencies, be they several days or weeks, have a carefully structured programme that creates an environment that is inclusive and equal, where relationships are fostered through professional artist led teaching that encourages the development of the individual’s confidence and creativity. 

Two weeks at Bournemouth University exploring Truth through the arts August 2016

How they do it

A young person can explore their ideas or concerns through an art form, a song, a poem, a dance, learning to express themselves emotionally and/or physically, singly or as part of a team.

We want to raise funding to support young people who might not be able to afford to take part otherwise and to be able to cover fully the costs for assistants and professional carers for those with disabilities.  

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                                                               8 inclusive days at Bryanston School Dorset August 2014

Why do we need your support?

•Travel, accommodation, food, teaching and workshops for more  young people at the UK August residency in Battle near Hastings in the South East of the UK, as well as an opportunity for at least one visit to be part of a project  abroad.

•All the safety and care processes including care assistants for disability, insurance and pastoral care management to safeguard the vulnerable. 

•Provide organisational support for Opera Circus to create and manage these opportunities to the highest possible standards.

Dorset County Council aims to match fund successful crowdfunding that offers to provide opportunities for young people up to 19 to take part in activities that will help develop their curiosity and broaden their interests and opportunities.

                                                     TCFT half term residency at Bridport Town Hall February 2018

“Projects like TCFT are rare, it takes everyone to a place that is slightly outside the comfort zone and we are experiencing it all with people we don’t meet in our ordinary lives, it stretches us in a great way, we are more curious and we learn more.

Often disabled people and non disabled people don’t get to share important experiences like travelling together because we are taught through experience that we have to live separate lives; separate schools, separate seats in the theatre, separate train carriages… This project has given back to us the lost time and it allows us to re-evaluate how we want the world to look and how we engage with people in our local communities”

Eilis 24

For further information about TCFT have a look at our youth designed and led web site where you can view films, blogs and more.          

           The Complete Freedom of Truth

                   Reaching together for better opportunities in life - help us achieve our goal for 2018.

With many thanks

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

An E-Mail Thank You Card

We will send an E-Mail thank you card for this donation signed by the young people who benefited from your generous donation

£25 or more

6 of 25 claimed

A Collection of Poems

Written by some of the talented young poets during the residency

£50 or more

A specially recorded song

During the residency a song will be written and recorded by all participants and be sent as a gift to say thank you for your generosity

£100 or more

Invitation to the Final Performance

An invitation to come and join us at Battle Abbey and see the final performance meeting the cast and the artists who have created the work together.

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