Local youngsters sought for Bradford 2025 Youth Panel

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Young People aged 15 to 20 from the Ilkley and Keighley areas are being encouraged to put themselves forward to help shape the cultural celebrations across the district in 2025.

Applicants for the new Youth Panel do not need any previous experience – just an interest and enthusiasm to be part of Bradford’s year-long celebration of culture; and a passion to show what a unique and special place their area is.
 
As part of the Youth Panel, young people will plan a range of activities across the Bradford 2025 artistic programme, education and training work, audience engagement and beyond. They will also have opportunities to attend skill-building workshops and masterclasses from some of the UK’s, and the world’s, leading artists and creative professionals and be part of the Bradford 2025 Board of Trustees – the group of experts who support and scrutinise Bradford 2025’s work and make sure goals are met.
 
The team behind Bradford 2025 believe this is a great opportunity for young people in the district to enhance their CVs and meet other likeminded people. 
 
John McMahon, Head of Engagement – Skills and Volunteers, at Bradford 2025 said: “Bradford is the UK's youngest city, and its young people played an integral role in us being named UK City of Culture. We want to ensure that young people remain at the heart of Bradford 2025 and that their voices are valued in our decision-making processes.

"Our Youth Panel members will have an incredible opportunity to help shape artistic events and participate, learn, train, work and flourish across the whole Bradford district.”
 
Applicants must be aged between 15-20 and live in postcodes BD1-BD22 or LS29. For more information and to apply visit https://bradford2025.co.uk/2023/11/28/be-on-our-youth-panel/

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