Activate Youth Board are recruiting!

Activate Youth Board (AYB) is on the look out for new members!

Launched in June 2016, Activate Youth Board (AYB) is a collective of young people, aged 16-25, who meet once a month to advise the organisation on its programme of work. The youth board gather, usually with tea and snacks, to discuss Activate's past, present and future work to ensure its' relevance to the young people of Dorset. Alongside this, AYB get hands-on experiences with the organisation, such as co-producing Actiavte's Youth Platform 2017. This opportunity offered members of the youth board the chance to work closely with the Activate team, to experience firsthand the inner workings of ­­organising a small scale event and develop skills within the creative industries. 

In return for their time, energy and enthusiasm (which is in abundance!) the Activate team support each of the youth board members in a maner that is tailored to their needs, giving guidance, support and time.

Here's what one of the Activate Youth Board members has to say about their experience so far:

"Activate Youth Board is a fantastic forum to collaborate with people with similar interests, who also want to develop their skills and knowledge within the creative industries and learn from those already working within the Arts. It is allowing me to explore my potential as a creative and experience things I wouldn't necessarily be able to in other careers. I really look forward to what the future of the Activate Youth Board will be." - Rachel Dunford

AYB aims to help make what we do more relevant and accessible to young people, support young people in Dorset to become leaders in the arts, strengthen and build youth arts networks in Dorset, empower young people to make things happen and encourage young people to make a creative career in Dorset.

There a certain criteria for any young people planning to apply to join the AYB family - the young people will need to be:

  • 16 – 25 years old
  • Committed to strengthening the voice of young people in the arts sector
  • Enthusiastic, responsible, imaginative and hard-working
  • Keenly interest in the arts, and the arts in Dorset
  • Based mostly in Dorset
  • Enjoy eating snacks in group settings (we love snacks...)

If this is you, or someone you know, then please get in touch with AYB Project Manager, Sammy, at or call 01305 260954 to talk more about this opportunity and find out how to apply. Deadline for applications: Friday 20th October 2017.

Written by SammyG
Published on 14th September 2017