LIBERTY UK CHANGEMAKERS

Become a force for change!

A Changemaker is someone who takes creative action to solve a social problem.

  • LIBERTY UK Changemakers is a free training programme that will end with a 5 week exhibition across the city centre.
     

  • We will show young people, living in Leicester, how they can become Changemakers and tackle problems they care about.
     

  • This programme is designed for anyone (aged 13-25) who want to learn how to take positive action.
     

  • The training will provide opportunities for people aged 13-25 to learn how to develop their own powerful social actions campaigns and participants will create their own poster art that will be installed onto buildings in Leicester City Centre.
     

  • If you would like to speak to us about the support we can offer, please get in touch with Beth (beth@artreach.biz)

We want to hear from you:
 

  • Liberty UK Changemakers is open to any young people who want to learn about social justice, social action, and how to achieve this through art and culture.
     

  • We are here to support you to take part and can offer BSL interpretation, travel expenses, materials free of charge and support accessing the online workshops if you need it.

  • ArtReach, producers of Liberty UK Festival, works to make inclusive change in the arts and cultural sector. Our aim is to become a truly inclusive organisation with a workforce and audience as diverse as the communities we serve. 
     

  •  ArtReach welcomes applications from all sections of the community. ArtReach works to actively combat discrimination and to ensure that prospective or present employees, artists and participants are all treated equally, fairly and with respect.
     

  • If you would like to take part in this exciting project then please sign-up by completing our short form. The form will only take a few minutes and is designed to help us get to know you a bit before we start the programme. 

FAQs 

​       Will it cost me anything to take part?

  • Changemakers is open to any young people who want to learn about social justice, social action, and how to achieve this through art and culture. The programme is completely free and we will be able to support you to take part in the workshops if you need help. Once you have completed the sign-up form we will be in touch to talk to you confidentially about the ways that we can support you to take part. This project is designed to be accessible to anyone who wants to take part. If you have any questions about what support we can offer please email Beth (beth@artreach.biz).

    When will workshops take place and how long will they last?

  • The workshops will normally take place on Monday evenings from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. We have made sure that you will get plenty of breaks during this time. Sometimes workshops might take place on different days and at different times. If you are accepted onto the course then we will share a timetable with you showing when the times & dates for the different workshops are. The first workshop will take place on Monday 10 May 2021 and the final workshop will happen in July with some breaks in between.

    What will I do?

  • As a LIBERTY UK Changemaker, you will get to attend workshops that will be led by some amazing trainers & artists. The workshops will focus on the basic skills and information you need to run a successful campaign. You will explore the issues that matter to you the most, learn how to set goals, how to identify allies for your campaign, about the history of art and activism and create your own beautiful poster art. You can read about our trainers here

    How many places are available?

  • There are 25 places available, for people aged 13-25. If all of the places fill up then we will add you to a waiting list and let you know if and when a place becomes available on a first come first serve basis. 

    Where will workshops take place?

  • Most of the workshops will take place on Zoom, but the printing workshops will happen in person. We will let you know where the printing workshops will take place when we share the timetable with you. There will be an opportunity for you to tell us if you need any support accessing the workshops when you complete the sign-up form.

    When will the exhibition take place?

  • The exhibition will take place from 10 July - 15 August. It will be optional for you to take part in the exhibition and you can talk to our trainers about that when you join us.

LIBERTY UK CHANGEMAKERS

If you would like to take part in this exciting project please complete this form by 5:00pm  on April 29th.

 

LIBERTY UK CHANGEMAKERS

Meet the Leaders

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Laura de Moxom

 

 

Laura de Moxom is a mixed media photo artist and activist. She advocates for change and is passionate about intersectional climate justice and frequently performs with the Red Brigade as part of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations. Alongside her arts practice, she delivers community-led arts projects with children and families.

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Sophie Yates Lu

Sophie is a survivor activist and facilitator whose work centres around giving people the confidence to campaign on issues which affect them. As a survivor of domestic and sexual violence, she uses her story to campaign and is passionate about working with LGBTQ+ and POC survivors to support them to use storytelling in campaigning. Sophie runs workshops for people with lived experience of trauma and helps people engage with the media in a way that centres on self-care and boundaries. Sophie also runs residential training with campaigners and activists with Campaign Bootcamp, and has also worked with the Advocacy Academy, Stir to Action, 38 Degrees, On Road Media, and the Girls Friendly Society.

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Nonhlanhla Makuyana

 

Nonhlanhla is an educator, creative, and new economics organiser. They are the co-founder of Decolonising Economics, a grassroots collective working to build a new-economy movement that is rooted in racial justice and decolonial struggle. Nonhlanhla work explores the “felt” and “lived” experiences of the economy, through organizing with environmental- and land-justice grassroot groups such as Wretched of the Earth and Land In Our Names, delivering experiential workshops and documenting the wonder that is the Black and Brown solidarity economics movements in the United Kingdom through film and writing.

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Suzanne Stallard

Suzanne is an artist and activist. Since her early teens she has been involved in activism, learning through her visits to Greenham Common Womens Peace Camp and through writing letters on behalf of Amnesty International. Since taking part in her first exhibition as part of International Womens Day in the late 80’s she has often worked collaboratively and uses a variety of media including photography, film, performance, signwriting, painting and prop creation. She has been involved in setting up community projects, worked with many artists across various practices and advocates for change and for all voices to be heard.

LIBERTY UK CHANGEMAKERS

To learn more about taking part email Beth@ArtReach.biz and you can drop us a DM @libertyfestivaluk.

If you would like to take part in this exciting project please complete this form.