Get Started with Digital Art

As part of our commitment to inspiring young people, First Art have developed a course with support from the Prince’s Trust. The course is designed to give disadvantaged young people the chance to learn more about the arts, gain confidence, learn new skills, and create and exhibit their work, whilst working towards their Bronze Arts Award. Courses will run throughout the duration of the First Art programme.

Benefits of the course

  • Work with professional artists to learn new skills and produce  your own art work.
  • Gain a Bronze Arts Award qualification.
  • Enjoy a fun, rewarding week improving your teamwork, communication skills and confidence.
  • Receive three months support after the programme to help you move into education, training or employment.

We have already delivered Get Started events in Bolsover, Dronfield and Hucknall with the next course happening  this December in Mansfield. To register (or get more information), contact Amy Williams (Prince's Trust) on 07436 797253.

Upcoming courses:


Final showcase work from the Dronfield course - work by Abby French, Jordanna Hodgson, James Deane


what people said about previous courses

“Tremendous! It must continue; the young people told an incredible story of enjoyment, passion and involvement of a group fired up and raring to go!”

“Great work and thank you for helping my sister out.”

“Fantastic! Everything looked very professional and I was hugely impressed with what the young people produced. Great effort!”

Read more about the Bolsover course here


What next?

After the course we stay in contact with participants. They have the opportunity to become members of First Art and be involved in the project as volunteers. In fact, one of our Get Started gang was commissioned to take photographs of our consultation events for the Junction Arts website.

The Prince’s Trust also provide one-to-one support and guidance to the young people for three months after completion of the course, helping them towards education, employment, training or volunteering. This will be followed by an additional offer from The Prince’s Trust of six months one-to-one progression support by a volunteer mentor to those young people who would benefit.


Get involved

If you would like to find out more about upcoming Get Started courses, drop us a line, or email info@firstart.org.uk

You must be a resident of Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield or North-East Derbyshire to be eligible for First Art programmes.

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