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PORTFOLIO project launched with Olivia Inspires

In partnership with local charity Olivia Inspires our new project PORTFOLIO allows our Folio partner organisations to work with local secondary schools to provide professional creative industry experiences to young people in the New Forest. With 15 Arts, Heritage and Cultural partner organisations, full of expertise and professional resource we are in a unique position to offer young people experiences in a range of career interests.

Each project aims to:

  • ​Expose young people to creative and cultural professionals and organisations

  • Create a mentor/mentee environment

  • Work towards a professional brief and teach the skills required to deliver this

  • Result in individual work towards a portfolio which can be used for college, university or job interviews

  • Provide an experience above and beyond that of what can be delivered in school

  • Provide support and signposting to pursue interests, if required.

Last term our project took artist Stephanie James to Priestlands School in Pennington to work with a small group of year 9 students. Their online exhibition can be viewed here.

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