Strengthening Youth and Community through Art (SYCA)
offers a weekly outreach to youth 14+ at the Bradford Arts Centre, providing a safe space for self-expression, building creative capacities and connecting to opportunities. Every Thursday from 3-7 pm Youth hang out, cook together, and explore visual, musical, and performance art with professionals. In July and August this drop operated three nights a week and produced a “magical” production of the Wizard of Oz.
SYCA’s goals are to:
Empower Young People to Lead.
• Supporting young people to develop their own programming and opportunities through the arts builds their skills and confidence.
Provide Low-Barrier Access to Opportunities.
• Addressing both tangible and intangible barriers ensures that the program’s opportunities will be available to all youth in Bradford.
Strengthen Community Capacity.
Deepening the local network of artists and fostering connections with Arts Mentors, ensures long term benefits, not just in art production but also in building social connectivity in the community.
Stay tuned for more of these exciting musical events in the upcoming months!