The Impact We Have

Case studies

Below we've gathered some case studies from young people that have been involved in our projects over the years;

Margarita joined Inspire Youth Arts' Singer Songwriter Acedemy in 2016. Her journey has been immense. She has gone from playing alone in her bedroom to performing her own songs live in front of over 500 people.

Her mum says, "Margarita had absolutely no confidence in her abilities and after just a few months with IYA she has become a fully-fledged writer and performer - the change is incredible!"

Millie, aged 15, is a contemporary dancer from Ollerton and began dancing with IYA at Tuxford Academy's Back Foot Forward dance company. She then auditioned and was accepted in to the Old Library based North Notts Youth Dance and was also accepted in to Xzibit, a young choreographers project. She's also performed as part of the Able Orchestra vs Shadow Movement and in the Tom Dale Urban Explorers Gifted and Talented group. To cap it all Millie auditioned for, and was accepted into, Dance4's Centre for Advanced Training.

Millie says, "all the opportunities have been brilliant, I have been pushed further and further to improve my skills and feel that I can take dacne as far as I want to".

Curtis was a student at Fountiandale School in Ashfield and took part in our Able Orchestra proejct.

Initially Curtis was not particularly interested in music or the arts when the project began but soon became a leading member of the ensemble, taking on key parts of the performance and encouraging his fellow students. He led the digital visuals element in the performance at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. Curtis has been accepted on to a digital music and gaming degree course at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.

"His decision to go to Confetti has been entirely influenced by his involvement in the Able Orchestra project and we are delighted for him" - Kelly Fedun, Assistant Vice Principal Foutaindale Special School.