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RicNic is committed to providing access to the arts for all. Our outreach programmes take RicNic’s unique youth-led model to more young people across the country, and offer our participants invaluable mentoring and development opportunites. Read on to find out how we can support your youth group, school, college or arts project….
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“It turned into a family. It was very intense and everyone truly cared. The fact it was run by young people meant it was a safe environment to take risks and the lack of judgment and freedom of expression both aided us in the creative process”

Engage: Outreach & Access

Engage Workshops
Blending creative & business studies in a cross-curricular project for Year 11+, our Engage programme brings elements of our unique youth-led model into your setting, challenging students to form a production company and stage a performance showcase in under 48 hours. Facilitated by professional theatre practitioners, the Engage sessions provide a safe space for young people to explore their creative potential, regardless of their level of previous arts experience. We specialise in delivering projects in schools with limited arts teaching on the curriculum and in areas where opportunities for young people to engage in cultural activity are low. These workshops aim to * Boost confidence * Raise aspirations * Build key skills in co-operation, communication and presentations * Develop life-long learning skills and experiences that are transferable to further education, employment and daily situations. We actively seek funding opportunities to bring the Engage programme free of charge to schools and youth groups across our current focus areas. The programme is also available to settings nationwide on a cost-basis. We are happy to provide supporting information to funding bids should you wish to cover these costs from external sources. For further details please contact our Outreach Co-ordinator, Alex Lonsdale. We can also combine this programme with Arts Award and ArtsMark support. Click here for more details.
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RicNic is committed to providing access to the arts for all. Our outreach programmes take RicNic’s unique youth-led model to more young people across the country, and offer our participants invaluable mentoring and development opportunites. Read on to find out how we can support your youth group, school, college or arts project….

Outreach & Access

Engage Workshops

Engage Workshops
Blending creative & business studies in a cross- curricular project for Year 11+, our Engage programme brings elements of our unique youth- led model into your setting, challenging students to form a production company and stage a performance showcase in under 48 hours. Facilitated by professional theatre practitioners, the Engage sessions provide a safe space for young people to explore their creative potential, regardless of their level of previous arts experience. We specialise in delivering projects in schools with limited arts teaching on the curriculum and in areas where opportunities for young people to engage in cultural activity are low. These workshops aim to * Boost confidence * Raise aspirations * Build key skills in co-operation, communication and presentations * Develop life-long learning skills and experiences that are transferable to further education, employment and daily situations. We actively seek funding opportunities to bring the Engage programme free of charge to schools and youth groups across our current focus areas. The programme is also available to settings nationwide on a cost-basis. We are happy to provide supporting information to funding bids should you wish to cover these costs from external sources. For further details please contact our Outreach Co-ordinator, Alex Lonsdale. We can also combine this programme with Arts Award and ArtsMark support. Click here for more details.
“It turned into a family. It was very intense and everyone truly cared. The fact it was run by young people meant it was a safe environment to take risks and the lack of judgment and freedom of expression both aided us in the creative process”