Pass It On is a short film by Company of Angels, with a ‘target audience’ of children at primary schools – though hopefully everyone can enjoy it. We made it for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), and it is distributed through YouTube.
One of Arts Council’s five long term strategic goals is focussed on children and young people. A key priority within this is 'raising the standard work produced by, with and for children and young people'. This is inherently challenging, it raises many issues such as ownership, authenticity, purpose, and who defines ‘excellent’.
This Thursday young people from across England will come together at the Sage Gateshead to reflect, discuss and debate the quality principles of the artistic experiences they have taken part in. The event is the next step in a wider project being undertaken by Arts Council England that hopes to develop a shared approach for the Arts Council and arts and culture organisations to understand and compare the quality of work by, with and for children and young people.