Y o u t h A r t s M e n t o r i n g P r o j e c t
<In.scribe> Youth Arts Mentoring was founded in Byron Bay in 2014 as a community and public platform to engage local young people in community arts projects and to enliven the region with street art. The project has grown and expanded to offer hundreds of local youth the opportunity to engage in creative art processes with amazing outcomes of public art being brought to life designed and produced by the young people, while being mentored under Karma Barnes as well as an all star cast of local street artists, youth workers and arts therapists through out the Northern Rivers. Additionally the project has since been invited to work in the Northern Territory (2016) and internationally to Timor Leste (2015) and in Bodgaya, India (2017)
Through the programs youth are intensively mentored through skills development, community arts, personal and collaborative art process's, art therapy directives and art skills-development. The project has offered young people and participants the opportunity to develop creative skills in design, painting, drawing, collaboration, street art, installation arts, stenciling, paste-ups, journaling, live arts, public art design and installment. The program provides a creative outlet for the participating youth, and worked with directives focused on building self esteem, personal creative development and group processes.
The <In.scribe> Youth Arts Project has developed immense community and public support along with a number of strong partnerships including Regional Arts Funds, Arts Northern Rivers, Byron Shire Council, FRRR, ANZ, Many Hands International, Byron Youth Service, Kyogle Youth Action, Tara's Children's Project and PHN Northern Territory.