New start date: Saturday 19th January
Wet Paint is kicking of 2013 by working in partnership with Sussex Police and Brighton Youth Centre to deliver a specially commissioned street art project.
We are looking for up to 15 young people aged 12-16 years old to come and participate as part of the team.
All activities are free and do not require previous experience.
The main goal of the project is to help build better relationships between the Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT’s) and young people within local Brighton communities by getting them to work together to design and create a street art mural.
NPT’s are the police teams that could be described as the ‘bobbies on the beat’ – officers that are dedicated to policing a local area – with the intention of making the police more visible and accessible on the streets so that the public are more connected to local law enforcement and hopefully feel safer as a result.
The police want to work with the local community to explore ideas about art can be used to encourage people to talk about challenging issues and express them visually.
The project will feature interactive meet ups and aerosol art activities that will enable a group of young people to work alongside some officers from local Neighbourhood Policing Teams with two well-known Brighton street artists; SNUB23 and Sinna One.
These will take place over 4 consecutive Saturdays starting 19th January 2013.
The team will work together to come up with some ideas for a mural design and all learn how to do aerosol art. The ultimate goal is for the team to create a mural using spray paint on a wall in a central Brighton location.
Click here for a detailed flyer: WPP_Sussex Police_Street Art Project Flyer
You don’t need any previous experience of aerosol art or handling spray paint, as all training will be provided, but you do need permission from a parent, carer or guardian.
These activities are FREE to all involved, but all applicants must be available on the following dates and times:
Saturday 19th January morning only
Saturday 26th January 11am-3pm
Saturday 2nd February January morning only
Saturday 9th February 9am-4.30pm.
All activities, except for the mural painting, will take place at Brighton Youth Centre on Edward Street.
Wet Paint Queen Bee, Fay MacDonald answers the question on everyone’s lips: ” The Police and street art might not seem like a natural partner at first, but this is about using spray paint to create powerful messages through art on walls. It features training in a specific skill. All activities are offered and delivered within a legitimate, responsible and safe environment. For this project, street art is being used as a creative and interactive way to bring different people together and explore challenging issues that affect communities.”
If you are interested, please email Fay at: email@example.com
You can send a completed application form via email. OR just bring it with you on Saturday 19th January, but please do let us know if you plan to come along.
Click to download the Application Form here: WPP Police Street Art Application Form
Please do feel free to contact us with any questions!