Brain – Franwen
Pontio’r Bwlch (Bridging the Gap)
European Funding 2011-15
Project Manager – Ffion Haf
Over a period of 4 years, Ffion project managed and led a creative programme for young people brought up in deprived areas, not in training, mainstream education and employment and developed an accredited programme where individuals worked towards qualifications and key skills through the arts. A team of trained and specialised artists worked across educational units, youth offending establishments, youth clubs as well as in partnership with community first, local councils and charities to ensure opportunities were produced across the North of Wales. The project was recognised in an annual Arts Council of Wales’s event in 2014 for excellence and young people where invited to Cardiff to share their work. Since then individuals have gone on to work and train further and Franwen has continued to develop the programme into the formation of a permanent STUDIO for young people to work with local businesses in the creative industries led by Digitial Artisit, Rob Spaull.