Rise Up

Video Credit: Mile End Community Project

Running since 2015, Rise Up is a chance for a group of young people to create, learn, collaborate and express themselves.

Over the course of six weeks a group of Young Creatives are trained in aspects needed to lead a project; recruitment, production, marketing and planning. The Young Creatives then put these skills into practice and lead an intensive one-week project to a group of participants. The outcome of this project has been performed to audiences at Rich Mix as part of their Youth Takeover Festivals.

Each project has had a theme for the group to work towards, most recently it was Anger – looking into what makes us tick, and how we can use the emotion to creative something positive.

The final event is shaped by whoever is taking part. Rise Up is your chance to share, explore and create something new.

Rise Up in February 2017 focused on the theme of Anger. After a week of workshops the participants, with the help of the Young Creatives, created a performance that explored this theme, how it affects them as individuals and how they overcome it.

After the performance, the Young Creatives hosted a Q&A with the audience, giving them the opportunity to learn about the Rise Up process directly from the participants. Here is part 1 of the Q&A.