We are in the press!
The Arts Excite have been featured in an article in the Slough Express newspaper on Friday 18th April 2014 for our recent Project Two. Here is what was said.
"The Arts Excite is a youth project founded by local Social Entrepreneur Jordon Maynard-Daley who, in the wake of the recent closure of youth centres like Slough Young People Centre developed his own project to help nurture the creative talents of young people from Slough.
This Easter The Arts Excite ran its second youth project entitled Project Two: In Focus, which was a photography project that commissioned local young people to produce a digital image slideshow for Age Concern Slough highlighting their service users getting involved in the activities they provide.
As part of the project the young people involved worked toward achieving an Arts Award Bronze qualification for their efforts. In order to do this they have spent the week working with Jordon Maynard-Daley learning photography, researching artists, visiting galleries and photographing local people."
The project concluded with a sharing event on Tuesday 15th April at Slough Foyer who were key partners in contributing to the success of this project.
Lynette Richardson ETE worker at Slough Foyer said “This project has been amazing, it has been really engaging for the customers that live at the Foyer. The fact that they will receive a qualification for completing the project is an added bonus.”
Due to funding received from Arts Council England, Oxford Brookes University, Slough Borough Council and Mr Maynard-Daley’s own company JMD Media Lab, The Arts Excite will continue to deliver further accredited creative arts projects for young people in and around Slough throughout 2014.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has supported The Arts Excite since its conception, the funders, community partners, artists and most of all the young people. The Arts Excite is committed to providing access to high quality arts and creative learning experiences for children and young people as well as enhancing learning experiences for schools and colleges” said Mr Maynard-Daley.
If you’d like to find out how you can get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.thearts-excite.org to keep up to date with up and coming projects.
To see the images that the young people took the Project Two page.