Care. Don’t just say it, mean it
Speakers: Emma Middleton – Curator of Artists’ Projects & Participation and Rohima – Graduate of the Museum’s Tracing Our Tales traineeship, Foundling Museum
The Foundling Museum is a leader in engaging with care-experienced young adults through its renowned trainee programmes, embedding them and their opinions within the organisation and ensuring that care-experienced people have a voice within British art and culture.
In this talk the Museum will share the do’s and don’ts of reaching out, of continuing engagement and will explain the difference that this work can make.
A trainee of the Tracing Our Tales programme will share insights into the traineeship, and the experience of care-experienced young adults within our sector, showing that art transforms lives and encourages philanthropy.
Taking a lead from Hogarth and keeping his innovative and disruptive spirit alive, the museum don’t believe it museum should be a static display of things. It uses its art and objects to unravel the past and keep its stories alive and relevant. Through its Foundling Fellows, it also drives projects with outstanding creative individuals to continue transforming young lives. Fellows include: Quentin Blake, Lily Cole, Sam Lee, Grayson Perry, Lemn Sissay, Yinka Shonibare, Sports Banger and Jacqueline Wilson. Always ground-breaking, today the museum’s training and mentorship programmes for care-experienced young people stay true to its pioneering story. Using creative action to improve the lives of children and young people, its artist founders set the pattern for the museum’s campaigning projects today. Proud to be the first, the Foundling Museum continues to take the lead.
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