• How We Work

    We collaborate and partner with like minded companies, organisations and individuals to deliver engagement projects. This strategy has proved to be extremely effective for achieving our outcomes, whilst sustaining the charity through fluctuations in the economy and cuts to local and national funding.

     

    Examples of some of our many successful projects

    Music Buddies

    Managed by a team of young professional musicians, and our Music Buddies Volunteer Support Crew, the aim of the project to empower young people through creativity.

     

    Project Goals:

    • Self Esteem Building
    • Empowerment
    • Team Work Skills
    • Music Education
    • Coping mechanisms
    • Creative/Artistic Expression
    • Community Responsibility

    With funding support from Gwirvol

     

    http://gwirvol.org

     

    A Home for Elham - Documentary

    A random connection on Facebook leads to an incredible friendship with a family in Kosovo.

    In 2013 Action for Arts sent a film crew and a team of young volunteers with musician Dani Washington, to document the journey he undertook, to meet the little boy, Elham, he connected with through Facebook. We wanted to highlight the plight of a young family suffering extreme poverty and harsh living conditions, in Fushë Kosovë - one of the most downtrodden areas of Europe.

    Our aim, was to gain the attention of the international media, so that we could start raising funds to safely house the Krasniqi family. This story has been one of happiness and heartbreak, we've made friends with the Ideas Partnership an amazing NGO in Kosovo, and linked with some truly remarkable people from around the world, who have joined forces to help the community in Fushë Kosovë.

     

    We visited for a second time in 2016, to record developments in the community since our first trip to Kosovo. Bringing more volunteers with us this time, who were given the opportunity to visit the Ideas Partnership Community Centre, and meet the young people who participate in the many initiatives and workshops delivered there. It has been an empowering experience for our UK volunteers, seeing life through the eyes of those less fortunate. This has inspired them to be more compassionate and community minded, excel in their studies and work hard to secure sustainable employment.

    Vinyl - Feature Film

    We challenged ourselves to help shoot a feature film in 28 days. Of course we achieved it through the help of our local community, support from Director Sara Sugarman and fabulous crew from LA, New York, San Francisco, London and Wales

     

    Filmed on location in North Wales and featuring a high profile international cast.

    Action for Arts provided 30 young people from the local community, with employment and training opportunities over the entire 6 months from pre-production to production under the Future Jobs Scheme.

     

    Vinyl received several international film festival awards, general release in UK cinemas, and aired frequently on Sky Box Office. We are very proud that members of the young cast, have since become internationally successful in film, television, theatre and music.

     

    Jamie Blackley (The Halcyon) , Alexa Davies (Mama Mia Here We Go Again) and Dani Washington (Neck Deep)

     

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    V Creation

    V Creation offers young creative people age 16-24 the opportunity to join forces and lend their talents and expertise to a range of projects.

    V Creation was made up of a team of people wishing to be part of the creative economy, turning their passion and talent into employment. There were opportunities to work on projects in:

    • Music production & performance
    • Film making
    • Photography
    • Broadcast & Digital media
    • Social Media
    • Graphic Design
    • Journalism
    • Public relations
    • Event management & promotion

    This unique initiative based in the North West, offers the chance to develop creative skills, gain some authentic work experience and training.

     

    V Television

    Produced by a young people's production team

    Some of the work we produced for V Television the youth led television channel and production team, supported by creative industry mentors.

    V Television Programme Concept

    Producing online content to promote creative entrepreneurs and artists who are just starting out in their careers.

    Away Days

    Music and Arts - One Day and Weekend Events.

    A series of one day and weekend festivals, aimed at promoting tourism both in and out of season, to raise the profile and boost the economy of coastal towns.