COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR AGE –
Rising Arts Agency is a Bristol-based social enterprise run by and for young creative thinkers. They are made up of a diverse, agile community advocating for radical sector and cultural change through research projects, industry consultation and our creative agency services. They do this through a framework of support for young artists that includes; a successful mentoring programme, professional development and leadership opportunities. Across their staff team, non-executive Directors, Advisory Board and Youth Board their make-up is 70% under 30, 50% BAME, 20% LGBT+ and 75% women. Their wider community is 53% young people of colour and they advocate strongly for issues of representation that are important to them across all strands of their work. Everything they do is led by and co-designed with young people. They’re talented, diverse and ready to be leaders now. This is Rising!