Visual Arts Mentorship Program for BIPOC youth

The Valuing Children Initiative is proud to have supported The Lester Prize x Propel Youth Arts Visual Arts Mentorship Program for BIPOC youth.
>enter
Taking away traditional barriers around visual arts, the program held as part of the Youth Week WA Kickstart Festival, was designed specifically for young BIPOC visual artists to develop their art practice.
>enter
During the two-day intensive mentorship, participants learnt from established artists from diverse backgrounds, including Yabini Kickett, Sid Pattni, Rhys Paddick, and Annie Huang.
>enter
Attendees worked with paints, embroidery, pastels and charcoal, expanding their skills and receiving invaluable feedback from industry professionals.
>enter
VCI Development Executive Maddie McLeod said the outstanding work produced by the young artists is a reminder of the incredible contribution young people make to society when they are given the opportunities they need to flourish.
>enter
“When children and young people are given the tools  and support they need to succeed, there is no limit to what they are able to achieve. This is true for not only the arts, but in all facets of society,” Ms McLeod said.
>enter
“It is the responsibility of adults to empower and uplift children so that they feel confident to contribute to society in whatever way they aspire to.
>enter
“We are proud to have collaborated with such like-minded organisations who also see the value in children for who they are right now.”
>enter
Photos by Marco Noe (@marcnoe_).
>enter