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Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership is the Youth Arts Partnership organisation for Wiltshire Council.  We work with children and young people to enrich their lives through accessible high quality arts activity. Our focus is to support new ways of working, present exciting innovative arts initiatives and to reach out to children and young people in challenging circumstances. Our practice is to develop work which responds to young people, giving voice and creativity to all of our partnerships.

We work to connect organisations to new ways of working with arts and culture by responding to local need. We look for ways to network, encourage best practice and advocate for others. We value partnership with individuals and organisations that have a shared ambition.

 

WYAP Highlights

LGBT Wiltshire

 

Public Health has commissioned Early Help as the new provider for young people’s LGBT work and delivery of the Zee Tee Campaign in Wiltshire and WYAP are delighted to be the functional leads for this piece of work.
We have a huge amount of work to do and establishing and supporting LGBT young people's groups to offer support and guidance in group settings as well as • Early Help, WYAP, the Arts Service, and Young LGBT people from Wiltshire will lead on a multi-agency steering group to oversee delivery/strategic developments.
This is a very exciting opportunity for us all to work more closely together to commission and create new programmes of work.

 

 

 


Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership (WYAP), part of Wiltshire Council’s Early Help Service has been working with the Council’s EOTAS (Education Other Than At School) team to do music work with young people unable to attend mainstream schools for health reasons. The three-month pilot project was part of their wider Music Matters programme. In this case study (written by Anita Holford), the project leads from WYAP and EOTAS, and the musicians involved, outline what happened and what they learned.


This is the first stage of consultation  for a Wiltshire SEND Music Network. These events will benefit teachers and practitioners who works with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. This is a great chance to work together to share good practice, audit need, facilitate training and co-ordinate access to high quality music for children and young people with SEND.