Mobilizing Citizenship (MC) is an educational and research project where Norwegian and international artists and designers are invited to work with a small group of youth at Kunsthall Stavanger during one semester. The overall focus of MC is to investigate how young people can use tools and methods from contemporary art to express themselves and be heard in today's society. MC is not a talent development programme, but rather an investigation into how contemporary art can be a relevant contribution in young people’s lives.

For the Autumn semester, we are collaborating with Goldsmiths Alchemy, an evolving collective of professional artists and youth workers that partner with organisations and schools to offer a wide range of professional music skills training, mentoring and performance opportunities for youth in Lewisham, London, UK. The project was founded at Goldsmith University by musician and associate lecturer in music and education Mikey Kirkpatrick. The collaboration will involve a week of workshops on writing, music creation, production and performance, leading to the creation of a collaborative digital mixtape and live event.

Curator: Kristina Ketola Bore
Youth Worker: Trine Ottosen
Project Manager: Madelaine Gordan Graadahl

Mobilizing Citizenship has received generous funding from Arts Council Norway.

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