The Agency aims to empower young people to affect positive change in their own communities through an innovative new model developed in Brazil.
Over two years, the project will work with young people from underserved communities nationally starting in Moston and Harpurhey, Manchester, and Battersea and Clapham Junction, London.
Participants with inventive ideas that will change where they live for the better will be supported by successful figures in society and local people to realise their projects.
In Autumn 2014, The Agency will be expanded to more locations in London and Manchester, as well as two new locations across the country.
Contact and Battersea Arts Centre, in collaboration with People’s Palace Projects, have been awarded the Gulbenkian Prize to deliver this ground-breaking and ambitious national project.
Film by Bearded Fellows.