Providing real-world art opportunities
for young people
What We Do
The Sixteen Trust aims to inspire young people, improving career prospects, and broadening opportunities through sustainable, long-term projects. Young people gain experience in organising and staging exhibitions, and receiving mentoring from real-world arts professionals, projects are tied into the school curriculum and in partnership with schools and educators.
Mentoring and arts projects are offered in person and online, one to one and in groups, with print and film resources to support engagement. The aim is to provide a long-term, cohesive and comprehensive support to children and young people, throughout their secondary education, using a network of successful, relatable and approachable individuals, who were themselves once in the UK education system.
If you can see it, you can be it.
Through school projects tied to the curriculum, young people participate in real-world scenarios, working with industry professionals to contribute to public theatre, art, architecture, music and other projects. Participants spend time with mentors from arts industries to experience the possibilities for the arts within the workplace.
EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
Our exhibition program gives young people real-world experience in organising and staging exhibitions. We also promote the work of young people in gallery exhibitions and online.
PROMOTING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARTS
We provide online resources to enable young people to seek out support for their chosen career path; through our network of arts organisations and individuals, we can give advice and experience across arts disciplines.