Creative Youth aims to increase opportunities for activity and participation, and to influence public policy around creativity in both formal education and out-of-school settings. We want to create a place where knowledge and creativity are equal partners in the formation of our young people, giving them an opportunity to become creative, active citizens.
The Creative Youth Plan is based on a number of key principles:
- We Listen – the Voice of the Child and Young Person is vital, they will be listened to and heard in developing and delivering our programmes.
- We Collaborate – we work together with stakeholders to increase the impact of our individual efforts, to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people.
- We Innovate – it is important that we honour the overall commitments made in the Plan, but we are also prepared to learn and adapt, to be open to change and new ideas, try new things, take risks and expand.
- We Are Inclusive – we will ensure that we reach as many children and young people as possible, especially those in disadvantaged areas and those seldom heard.