Introduction to the JOY project

Various dates. Free

Drop-in sessions to find out more about The Joy Project, for young people (16-24) to get involved with Walsall’s public collections and co-produce an exhibition and events programme for the Gallery’s 25th Birthday in 2025.

The project aims to foster a sense of inclusivity and belonging at the Gallery for young people, who wish to explore the Gallery’s Collections in a joyful way, and come together to promote unity and positivity.

The project will be led by the young people, for young people, and will offer a unique opportunity to work with a curator to develop a project at the Gallery.

The Joy Project can provide:

  • A voice for young people and their lived experiences
  • Work experience and development opportunities
  • An opportunity to build confidence, resilience and positive mental health
  • A forum for discussion, debate and socialising
  • A focus on mindfulness, positivity and finding joy in the everyday

Participation will be flexible to meet the needs of the young people, and sessions will take place roughly on a monthly basis over the course of the year.

Come along for an informal chat to find out more or contact: julie.brown@walsall.gov.uk