Re-stART has provided access and opportunities for marginalised young people in Hong Kong to re-skill in arts practice and re-connect to the community through the arts.
The programme brought together small groups of young people to learn how to develop creative projects that are focused on highlighting topical social issues that influence positive change. The participants have created and produced original short films, learning technical and problem-solving skills and developing their creative potential over an 18-month time period.
Re-stART has been delivered outside the formal education system by a range of professionals – film practitioners and arts education, teachers, youth workers and social workers – who have been trained to deliver the project to young people in their communities.
The project has strengthened the communities’ connection to the arts and to the next generation of young people in Hong Kong, building greater understanding of themselves and their communities.
“[Re-stART] allowed them to reflect on what actually matters to them and ultimately bring it into a story that they want to tell”
- Christopher Ng, Case Worker