Breeze Arts Festival targeted projects call out

Deadline: 27/01/2016  |  Published: 08/01/2016  |  City: Leeds  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Leeds City Council

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Breeze Arts Festival 2016. We are looking for projects that fit with the festival’s objectives; that will give young people opportunities to learn new skills and give them a platform to showcase these skills to a wider audience.

Breeze Arts Festival is a multi-arts festival which will take place from Sat 23rd – Sat 30th July 2016, and is organised by young people, for young people aged 11-19. Events take place all across Leeds during the festival.

We have received Arts Council England funding to run two targeted projects for young people aged 11-19 in the lead up to and during the festival.  The targeted groups are:

·         Young people with additional needs

·         Young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training)

On your application please state which of the above groups your project is aimed at.

We are looking for projects that fit with the festival’s objectives; that will give young people opportunities to learn new skills and give them a platform to showcase these skills to a wider audience.

Projects can start between Feb-July 2016 but there must be a clear final performance / exhibition / talk / screening / workshop during the festival itself.

The aim of the Breeze Arts Festival is to help young people attend, participate in and contribute to creative activity in Leeds and beyond, through encouraging and celebrating achievement.


1.   Listen to young people’s voices – young people at the heart of programming

2.   Provide young people with opportunities to take part and learn

3.   Develop new audiences

4.   Signpost to year round activities

5.   Celebrate excellence

Expected outcomes:

·         Create new work or new ways of working with young people

·         Create work for young people

·         Involve young people from Leeds

·         To improve young people’s knowledge, skills and personal development, enabling them to make positive life choices

·         To increase awareness amongst young people to access learning, employment, training and accreditation

Activities must support the Council’s priorities: Children and Young People Have Fun Growing Up, by providing play, leisure and cultural opportunities for all 11-19 year olds across the city.

Project criteria:

The project must fit the festival’s objectives and expected outcomes.

This project must be for young people aged 11-19 (up to age 25 for young people with additional needs).

The project can be in any art form except for film (as the Arts Council funding does not cover film).

There can be activity leading up to the festival but there must be a clear final performance / exhibition / talk / screening / workshop during the festival itself. 

Projects must be free to participants and audience members.

Projects must recruit their own participants (with support from the Breeze Arts Festival team where appropriate).

The project will need to use Breeze Arts Festival, Child Friendly Leeds and Arts Council branding and follow the festival’s marketing and press guidelines.

All project participants must either bring their Breezecard or, if they do not have a Breezecard, you must sign them up to have a Breezecard. You’ll be given full instructions on what is involved, and you will be required to keep a record of participants Breezecard numbers to be passed onto the Breeze Arts Festival team at the end of your project.


Desirable criteria:

The project is young person led

The project is sustainable

Young people will have chance to work towards their Arts Award


What we don’t fund:

On-going work or already planned activities

Core staff ongoing salaries


Major equipment purchases


2016 Festival Dates:

Saturday 23 July – Saturday 30 July 2016.


If you would like to discuss any project ideas we are happy to meet you to talk through ideas. 



The budget available for the projects working with NEETs is up to £2,500. 

The budget for the project working with young people with additional needs is up to £3,250.

There is also an additional budget of approx. £150 per project to help the young project participants to attend other events in the festival, so please state how you would use this budget.  


Quality Assurance, Monitoring and Evaluation:

All young people taking part in projects and events during the festival will be required to complete a registration form. Providers will be required to keep a register of attendance and to have attendees fill out evaluation forms (which will be supplied).

Providers will be required to adhere to safeguarding, child protection, health & safety and insurance guidelines and will also sign a funding contract/SLA to agree the details of what will be delivered.


How we make decisions:                        

The Breeze Arts Festival has a steering group of young people will assess the applications and will choose the successful projects along with the Breeze Arts Festival manager.


Organisations will be notified once all applications have been assessed.  We only fund activity that meets the festival’s aims and objectives.


Deadlines and application info:

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 27th January 2016 at midnight.

If you have any queries, please get in touch through the Curator Space website.


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Wednesday 27th January 2016 at midnight

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