Khadija Saye Arts at IntoUniversity

Khadija Saye Arts at IntoUniversity


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Khadija Saye Arts at IntoUniversity, inspired by the life and in memory of Khadija Saye, was founded in 2019 by Nicola Green with IntoUniversity.

Khadija Saye was a Gambian-British artist who tragically died in the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017, aged just 24. Despite her young age, she achieved recognition as a hugely talented artist and had already produced significant work, showing extraordinary promise for the future.

Khadija received support with her learning and encouragement for her ambitions at IntoUniversity over more than ten years, getting help with her homework through the Academic Support programme and going on educational and cultural trips to expand her horizons. From the age of seven, Khadija Saye’s artistic talent was nurtured by IntoUniversity through attendance at IntoUniversity’s Carnival Arts Programme where her instinctive creativity was ignited, nurtured and developed over successive summers.

There are many young people who, like Khadija, could benefit from support in order to realize and achieve their ambitions. Khadija Saye Arts at IntoUniversity will enable more young people to follow in her footsteps and show the originality of their voice and their talent.

Khadija Saye Arts at IntoUniversity continues the work of IntoUniversity with a focus on encouraging and supporting young people with an interest in the Arts. The programme aims to address the lack of diversity in the UK Arts sector by providing opportunities to young people from disadvantaged communities across the UK.

Working with organisations, artists and schools, young people are encouraged to consider creative studies and careers; not only as practitioners – visual artists, actors, architects, designers – but also the professions that support the creation of art; from curating and directing, to conservation and technical support, the programme will cover different aspects and roles. This diverse range of creative activities, incorporated into IntoUniversity’s already established programmes, will allow for creative and imaginative expression across a variety of mediums, allowing students to discover their own strengths.

Your gift could help us to:

£250- provide resources for an Arts-themed holiday programme, enabling young people to extend their learning and explore creative subjects during the school holidays which they might not otherwise have the opportunity to.

£500- give 20 Secondary pupils an insight into future study and careers in the creative sector through our Careers in FOCUS programme, with workshops led by professional volunteers working within a variety of roles within the Arts sector.

£1,350- provide 20 Secondary school pupils with a ‘Music Charity’ business simulation day hosted at a corporate partner. Students are immersed in a real-world activity of running their own creative organisation including pitching for funding, developing marketing strategies and planning the logistics of performances.

£5,000- allow 90 Year 5 pupils to take part in one of our Arts-themed FOCUS Days, spending a full day at our local centre exploring a new creative topic and developing their curiosity in the Arts.

£25,000- Support an Education Worker at our specialist Arts centre in north Birmingham. Each Education Worker manages a strand of our programme and works with local schools, business, volunteers and our partner Birmingham City University to deliver engaging Arts-themed programmes to over 900 local young people.

£50,000- fund a term of Primary Academic Support, delivering an Arts-themed ‘degree’ topic for 360 primary students across six of our centres. Students explore a creative subject studied at university level, for example History of Art, whilst practicing numeracy and literacy, increasing their knowledge of future options and raising their aspirations to study the Arts.

£100,000- enable 350 Year 6 pupils across London to participate in an Arts-themed Primary FOCUS week, engaging them in an intensive week of interactive and inspiring arts learning. The week culminates in a visit to university where pupils learn about degrees and careers in the arts sector.

£300,000- Sponsor a centre within the IntoUniversity network to become a specialist Arts centre over five years. The centre will deliver innovative and broad ranging programmes for local 7-18 year olds, engaging them in all aspects of the Arts and creative industries. The centre will help address the lack of diversity within the UK Arts sector, providing opportunities to 1,000 children within the community it serves.

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