Subject to Change

Created 2021

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Funded through the generous support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Subject to Change is a participatory performance and research project working with young people aged 12 – 15 years living in Sheffield. Collaborating with our community partners, we will develop a number of participatory contemporary performance projects with communities where arts engagement is low.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Asperger’s Children and Carers Together (ACCT) – a parent-led voluntary support group for children and families affected by Asperger’s Syndrome and other forms of Autistic Spectrum disorder, and The Element Society – a non-profit youth charity delivering development, social action and enterprise programmes for young people ages 16+.

Over the summer 2021 we finally started face to face delivery work of the project after a year of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Taster sessions and summer projects were designed for partners, young people and us to all get to know each other and explore ways of working together in the room. We have a great team of practitioners onboard and we are busy now delivering weekly sessions through the autumn. We were also lucky to host a student from University of Sheffield’s Transforming and Activating Places (TAP) programme, Freya Smeaton, who writes about her placement with us here.

Evaluation of the Subject To Change project is being undertaken by Madeline Irwin and Anni Raw with filmmaker/ researcher Wemmy Ogunyankin.

To get involved with our participation programme please contact imogen@forcedentertainment.com