Urban Arts Fire in the Youth is Back – Investing in Youth Musical and Personal Development

by | Apr 27, 2023 | News, Uncategorized

Creative Optimistic Visions (COV) is excited to announce, with thanks to our funders Youth Music, Urban Arts Fire in the Youth is back for 2023, bigger and better than before!

Last years finalists have been working hard to become a qualified youth mentor, to support the design and delivery of next Summer’s project. Six young people have undergone safeguarding training, safer recruitment and accredited Protective Behaviours Training to enable them to support our next round of participants.

This year, we will be hosting three community Open Jam sessions, inviting young people aged 16-24years to informally audition for Fire in the Youth. Our very own, Coventry home grown talent Feisty will be working with other talented finalists, Fire in the youth 2022 winner G3NNA, plus Teedemba, ZeZe, Whizzy, Sophie Taylor and Cazzy.

We are delighted to offer our young mentors paid employment and personal development opportunities. Our aim as an organisation is to invest in our young people to aspire and enable them to become the best they can be, whilst helping others and giving back to our local community.

This year our Open Jams will be hosted at The HMV Empire Coventry during June and July 2023, with workshops being delivered from August – October 2023 at COV Youth Centre. Young artists will be tasked each week to put their music ability to the test to win our Fire in the Youth competition which will win them a full day professional recording studio and a full days filming of their very own 4k music video. Artists will also achieve a Level 1 AIM Qualification in Personal Development.

Working with partners such as Coventry Music, Media Mania and Coventry Youth partnership, last years finalists will be performing at Godiva Festival 2023. Please do come and visit us in the Youth Zone and the second stage to see performances, and to talk more with our staff and young people about the project.

This years live final will be on the 4th November 2023, with special guest artist, winner of The Rap Game UK – Big Jest!

Keep an eye on our Fire in the youth Insta @fireintheyouth and @COV__youth for updates, and tickets.

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