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dc.contributor.authorMcMahon, Daithí
dc.contributor.authorJones, Rhiannon
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-10T09:07:40Z
dc.date.available2021-11-10T09:07:40Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-19
dc.identifier.citationMcMahon, D., and Jones, R. (2021). 'Derby Voice' [Research project]. Derby.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/626089
dc.description.abstractDerbyVoice is a research project led by University of Derby academics Dr Rhiannon Jones and Dr Daithí McMahon that engaged 300 young people from areas of deprivation in Derby and at risk of exclusion from education to create a public art installation. From July 16-19, 2021, the project exhibited for four days on the grounds of Derby Cathedral and attracted 80-110 visitors each day. The artistic and dialogic methodology used the Social Higher Education Depot (S.H.E.D) to create a co-designed site-specific installation in a prominent city centre location to offer a platform for artistic expression and act as an instigator for change to enable and empower young people in the city. The physical installation was designed by University of Derby students, in consultation with the research leads for the DerbyVoice project and responded to the theme of youth voice. As well as featuring the work of several community development partners from the city, the researchers commissioned seven young Derby artists to create bespoke work through their medium (music, illustration, fine art, photography, videography, graphic design and urban art) with the objective of offering a springboard for their burgeoning artistic careers. DerbyVoice provides young people with opportunities to share their contemplations and reflections on their city and their current concerns – Black Lives Matter (BLM), education reform, employment and personal and mental well-being - issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The research has identified key barriers including the lack of cultural integration outside of school and the positive impact of financial and family support on young artists. The aim of this project is to enhance well-being, widen access to the arts and increase cultural opportunities for young people in Derby. The researchers also aim to instigate a shift in thinking about formal education and redefine the way young people’s voices are understood and can influence policy and act as a call for social, cultural and political change. The research highlights the benefits of artistic installations as cultural and consultation spaces for stakeholders, the public and policy-makers to engage directly with urban youth, through creative place-making. The research actively contributes to the cultural offer in Derby and highlights the benefits of socially-engaged art with the aspiration that it could instigate similar projects in the future.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDerby County Community Trust University of Derby Arts Council Englanden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://weareshed.co.uk/projects/derby-voice/en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/626014
dc.relation.urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/626065
dc.relation.urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625827
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectyouth voiceen_US
dc.subjectpublic arten_US
dc.subjectartistic expressionen_US
dc.subjectcreative place-makingen_US
dc.subjecturban youthen_US
dc.subjectdialogic methodologyen_US
dc.subjectpublic consultationen_US
dc.subjectpolicy developmenten_US
dc.subjectsocially-engaged arten_US
dc.subjectart for well-beingen_US
dc.subjectyouth empowermenten_US
dc.titleDerbyVoiceen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.relation.youtubehttps://youtu.be/6zbywjW9cmA
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-07-19
refterms.dateFOA2021-11-10T09:07:41Z
dc.author.detail785095en_US


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