A NEW project in Hamilton will use art to help disengaged youth learn new business and creative skills.
The social enterprise project is a partnership between RMIT Hamilton and Brophy Family Services.
It aims to immerse local youth in a social enterprise which focuses on the production and sale of artwork.
Artists from Western Victoria are being sought to provide mentoring at a series of workshops, which will run at the university’s Hamilton campus, starting in May.
RMIT will conduct research from the project to assess its potential as an effective alternative to traditional forms of classroom-based learning.
RMIT research officer, Susan Taylor, said the project offered an exciting opportunity for disengaged youth in the Hamilton region.
“Young people who are disengaged will hopefully become involved with the object of creating something at the end,” she said.
“They will learn skills centring on business and marketing.
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