Evaluation Case Study: Young Producers Programme

In this case study we're looking at the 20Twenty Productions Young Producers Programme which supported two young artists to develop their skills as creative producers.

April 2021

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This case study is part of our project evaluation for 2019/2020.

In this case study we’re looking at the Young Producers Programme developed in partnership with 20Twenty Productions C.I.C. 20Twenty use creativity and participation to build essential life skills in young people and provide mentoring and career opportunities for them within the creative sector.

Through this project, 20Twenty supported two young artists to develop skills as creative producers through co-designed activities for and with young people.

Download the full Young Producers Programme case study here.

Read the full 2019/20 evaluation report here.


An excerpt from the case study:

The Young Producer Programme has been established to build the skills of young artists into audience focussed art producers, whilst increasing the relevance of cultural opportunities for young people, particularly those based within March. 20Twenty Productions supported two young producers to develop and deliver programmes of activity whilst working towards the Gold Arts Award.

Right: Image from Tagged & Filtered project [Description: A young girls photo is obscured by writing of negative words like "ugly" and "loner" are scralled across the image.] Left: Logo from Viral project [Description: An image of a virus cell with the word "VIRAL" across a background of blue social media icons.]

Right: Image from the Tagged & Filtered project [Description: A young girls photo is obscured by writing of negative words like “ugly” and “loner” across the image.]
Left: Logo from the Viral project [Description: An image of a virus cell with the word “VIRAL” across a background of blue social media icons.]

Tagged and Filtered

Young producer Nicola Baxter was commissioned to develop her ongoing artistic themes into a co-produced series of workshops across Easter half term with a group of young people identifying as female. Tagged and Filtered was a series of workshops developing photography skills through the exploration of identity, selfies, online safety and engagement to inform a new interactive digital exhibition. This mentoring project was to develop Nicola’s work further through an audience focussed approach.

Graphic showing participation and audience numbers. Participants aged 13-25: 13, Engagements: 240, Online Contributors: 18.
Graphic showing participation and audience numbers.
Participants aged 13-25: 13, Engagements: 240, Online Contributors: 18.

Viral

Young Producer Libby Ward was the second commission in this partnership. Libby has a BTEC in performing arts and had been a performer with the Connexions youth group in March. Libby’s proposal was a theatre in education offer exploring mental health issues in local schools. This project plan changed in response to the pandemic and through inspiration from a shift to digital productions.

Watch the full Viral video here.

Graphic showing participation and audience numbers. Audience Members: 646, Participants: 8, Shares: 14, Facebook: 600, Youtube: 46.
Graphic showing participation and audience numbers.
Audience Members: 646, Participants: 8, Shares: 14, Facebook: 600, Youtube: 46.

Download the full Young Producers Programme case study here.