Frantic Assembly

Frantic : Ignition

Frantic : Ignition is a national initiative developing new ways of increasing young men’s involvement in the arts: engaging creativity; developing physical theatre skills; raising aspirations and celebrating achievement. Ignition will benefit 150 young men aged 16 – 20 across the UK each year.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1113716)

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

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  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
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Frantic Assembly is celebrated at home and abroad for creating thrilling, energetic and unforgettable theatre. The company attracts new and young audiences with work that reflects contemporary culture. Vivid and dynamic, Frantic Assembly's unique physical style combines movement, design, music and text. The company runs an extensive Creative Learning and Training Programme working with over 5,000 participants a year. Frantic : Ignition is a national initiative developing new ways of increasing young men’s involvement in the arts: engaging creativity; developing physical theatre skills; raising aspirations and celebrating achievement. Frantic Assembly has been funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to deliver four Ignition projects over two years, benefitting over 270 young men aged 16 – 20 across the UK. We are now looking for additional donations to support the continuation of this project in 2011 and the dissemination of a model of best practice for engaging young men with the arts. Project Aims: • To tackle low achievement amongst young men, by equipping participants with transferable life skills and raising their aspirations. • To challenge negative perceptions of young men by showcasing their skills, experience and achievements. • To remove barriers to participation in the arts for marginalised young men. • To recruit participants from diverse backgrounds, particularly those with little or no access to creative opportunities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. ‘Breathtakingly different, what an eye opener’ Frantic : Ignition audience member ‘Ignition engages with young people in a way that is exceptional in today’s theatrical community offering them genuine opportunities to participate in serious, exciting and innovative physical theatre.’ Andy Dawson, Theatre Royal Plymouth For more information please contact laura@franticassembly.co.uk

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