The P.O.I.N.T. (Providing Opportunities Inspiration and Nurture towards…)

A new project for Arts Uplift CIC using film-making with adults that are unemployed or economically inactive from across Warwickshire. The brilliant EGO Performance Company will be delivering it who are very experienced and are great fun to work with too! No experience of film-making is necessary. The aim is to support people’s well-being who are out of work and not in education or training to work together to create a new short film. The course aims to improve people’s confidence and skills so that they can be supported in to employment, education or training after the course finishes.

The POINT offers the highest quality tailored training program that supports unemployed people to support themselves. Investing in them and encouraging them to take responsibility for their own future and direction. Through performance skills and production arts we offer opportunities to build confidence and self esteem, helping individuals to recognise their strengths, abilities and talent, to aim higher, set goals, and move forward into further training, education or employment. The project allows individuals to choose a pathway in the arts or non-arts sectors, it gives experience of working together, in smaller teams and individually to achieve the goal of producing a short film.

As well as gaining new skills and exploring their personal qualities the project offers individual mentoring. The activities and tasks ensure individuals will:

• Identify and break the personal barriers to getting back ‘on track’
• aim higher, explore their potential and set goals.
• improve listening and speaking skills.
• improve work ethic, punctuality and professionalism.
• improve understanding of what employers want.
• improve team work skills.
• discover talent and strengths, as well as area’s that would benefit from improvement.
• rekindle hope, drive and ambition.

This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and supported by the Local Enterprise Partnership.

The first course starts on 8 January on Fridays from 2.30-4.30pm at Brunswick Healthy Living Centre, Leamington Spa. Travel costs can be covered for the participants.To book and more information contact Jenny Davis Project Manager 07946 585978 jenny@artsuplift.co.uk

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