Aspire in Arts is a not for profit youth organisation that delivers inspirational arts activities, workshops and generic youth sessions to young people across the Midlands.
Our dedicated team of JNC Qualified Youth Workers, Arts Award Leaders and arts practitioners deliver a variety of inclusive workshops that increase confidence, skills, aspirations and motivation to achieve.
Our Mission is to help change how young people see themselves, boost their resilience skills and improve their attitude towards learning and handling situations.
Here at Aspire In Arts we believe in the Mindset theory and work with our young people to have a growth mindset and not set achievements or abilities fixed at a certain level.
“That was a really good performance, I must admit I was a little emotional when I started rapping, I’ve always wanted to be a rapper and you have made that dream come true so a massive thank you to you all and the band and singer, really enjoyed it!”
“Thank you so much for what you have done for my daughter, I can’t believe you got her to perform on stage, thank you.”
“Music is a way to express yourself. Music is the only way I can properly express myself, how I’m feeling. I’m not very good at words, if there’s something I want to say I can get it out better through a song. It helps me express how I’m feeling even if it isn’t a song I’ve written myself, you can always connect to a song”
“I weren’t confident in my singing. But this has pushed me and now I’ll sing in front of an audience”
“Coming here helps me get new friends”
“I don’t think it’s necessarily just about the music…there are a lot of friendships formed and I feel loads more confident in making friends and talking to people”
“I used to have low confidence. Now I feel much better about myself”
We offer a range of volunteer opportunities for young people aged 16-25. These can include supporting our generic youth sessions (for example, helping out or delivering your own arts and crafts session, sports activities, games, cooking etc), volunteer placements at our workshops (for example record producing, filming, dance etc). Our sessions can provide you with vital “on the job training” that will increase your skills, confidence and boost your CV!
If you are passionate about working with young people, get in touch!