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The School of Hope with Paper Birds

Young people standing in a line taking part in an NT young people workshop

The School of Hope with Paper Birds

This FREE project for 16-21-year-olds will be delivered online via Zoom. 

You must be available for all the course dates and times listed below to take part. 

Please apply using the link below. 

What do you hope for the future? What matters to you right now?  

This online project  is an invitation to explore, experiment, and connect with other young makers across the UK and the world. It will provide a creative space for you to explore your voice as an artist, and how that connects with the world around you. 

You might enjoy writing, performing, dancing, singing, making music or films, vlogging, photography or simply exploring creativity with others.  Bring your skills and discover new ones in this short creative course. 

This project is part of a larger international digital arts programme led by The Paper Birds exploring empathy. Several hundred young people from the UK, Canada, Indonesia, Belgium and the USA will connect, create artworks and develop manifestos of hope. The School of Hope will culminate in the creation of short film platforming young people’s artworks, their opinions about empathy in the world today, as well as their visions for the future, which will premiere this autumn. 

This project will take place on Zoom on the following dates. You must be available for all dates to take part: 

Mon 5 July, 5–7pm 

Thu 8 July, 5–7pm 

Mon 12 July, 5–7pm 

Thu 15 July, 5–7pm 

Mon 19 July, 5–7pm 

Thu 22 July, 5–7pm 

To apply please complete the application by Sunday 6 June 2021. This is your chance to tell us about yourself and your interest in the themes of this project. We’d like to encourage you to apply with a video recording, but you can also write your answers. 

This year we have many fewer places available on the Young People’s Programme, and so we are furthering our commitment to diversity and access by concentrating recruitment in three areas that we recognise have been most affected by the events of this year: young Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, young people from working-class backgrounds and young people with disabilities. If you have any questions about the application process or access needs, please email us