G Expressions received arts funding to offer professional dance, darma, music & film workshops for under 25s within the Gwent communities. Project GX Digital Takeover will keep young people positively active and spirits uplifted during these difficult and unprecedented times
The long standing Newport based Dance and theatre organisation which turns 10 this year has been in receipt of a grant of £21,000.00 from the Arts Council of Wales stabilization Fund to help support young people during the pandemic. The sessions are easy to sign up to at www.Gexpressions.co.uk. The sessions will be delivered via zoom directly into peoples homes all week!
The grant awarded, has given G-Expressions the ability to fund 4 part time jobs. A ‘Young Leaders Welsh Translation officer (YLWTO) who will be tasked with making key information accessible to Welsh speakers and to apply the Welsh language in creative ways over the next 6 months. A Part time communications officer with youth work experience has also been employed to support in sharing the great news far into the community as well as help support young people during a time where mental health issues are surfacing from within communities. An administration officer has also been employed from the area who will be tasked with keeping a great service running for the community.
G Expressions has been a dance and theatre agency serving the Newport area and has produced shows such as ‘Sisters Acting up’ and supported projects such as Maindee festival, Pill carnival and Big Splash.
‘Young people are under alot of social pressure through this pandemic and creating together with peers is a great way to support physical activity and challenges that engage their brains in productive ways’ Danielle. Communications officer.
‘We are grateful under the new social pressures, we can help alleviate some of the stresses young people and families are facing by exploring dance and creativity within homes in a safe way’ Loren, Company Manager.
‘As I am running Sofa Share Wales which is a sharing platform also I have learnt the power community based sharing to help build connections and familiarity, more people than ever are sharing their skills and passions with the use of the internet’ Film Maker tutor
‘We are 10 this year and helping the community through this tough time feels important to us’ Binti, Dance tutor.