The Unplugged Series
The artists aged 13 to 25 are part of the Unplugged Series – an eight-week programme of mentoring run by Positive Youth Foundation and Coventry City of Culture Trust. The project was funded by Youth Music, Spirit of 2012 and Coventry City of Culture Trust.
The programme was started during lockdown as part of a drive to combat the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on the creative industries and youth provision in Coventry.
The young artists were mentored by professional artists and educators and were asked to create work that was shaped by their experiences and to consider how young people can use arts and culture to spread positive messages.
Their final work, which includes rap, poetry, visual art and photography, responds to the themes such as the role of social media post lockdown, the importance of role models within creative industries and what life could look like after lockdown.