Benefits for Peterborough

  • Encouraging  a confident, articulate and community engaged generation of children and young people

  • Young Ambassadors able to raise the profile of the city regionally, nationally and potentially internationally

  • ‘Media savvy’  young people able to present well across all media forms

  • PHACE will encourage our young people to collaborate with cultural providers, so that over time they directly influence what is programmed and provided across the city.

  • PHACE will strive not to replicate or duplicate provision and by better engagement with children and young people increase the impact of the current cultural investment.

  • The city has one of the youngest populations in the country with more than 30% under 25 and yet that is not often reflected in attendance at cultural events? We hope to address this with better engagement and direct contact with young people now.

  • Developing a pool of talent to work with and learn from

  • Providing the opportunity to develop a successful and relevant cultural offer

  • Establishing a new route into working and collaborating with the student body across the city

  • Providing a readily available pool of young people for focus groups / sounding board/ consultation.

  • A team of young cultural leaders – representing the breadth of schools and colleges.

  • Positive role models for other young people.