Saul Argent is project manager for Hope Streets, a strategic youth heritage project led by Curious Minds and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Over five years, five museum partners in the North West of England will transform the ways in which they engage with young people outside of schools, through training, strategic development and ambitious youth-led events, such as the Festival of Hope, produced online in Summer 2020.
Saul specialises in empowering young people through creative opportunities, producing community-focused art events and supporting organisational change in the cultural and heritage sector.
Speaking at Culture Geek Conference
Monday 14th June 2021
Session: Young People Lead the Way: Moving a youth-led Festival of Hope online
The shift to digital was an unexpected challenge for many organisations, projects and events in 2020. The Festival of Hope was an example of this, planned as an ambitious celebration and exploration of hope and heritage through a series of live events across North West England, led by 40 young people working with five museum partners. When Covid hit, it was the powerful, innovative, resilient voices of the Festival’s young producers who drove the project forward, designing and delivering a unique digital Festival that offered hope when it was most needed.
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