End of Year Blog!
2019 is coming to an end, the encouragement and progress over this year has been incredible and the ACE team want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us and been involved! We have achievements from all of our young participants, awards that have been won, expanded our team, and strengthen partnerships around the city. Together, we are making a difference and building a brighter future with the youth of Bristol.
Timeline over this year!! –
Thank you RUN DNB, who gave us a very generous donation! Our young participants had the choice of what they would like the money to be spent on-
New microphones! This has been greatly appreciated during our weekly sessions in the studio.
Being nominated for The Partnership Award 2019 by Voscur! The award recognises excellence in partnerships working and celebrating leadership in the sector! ACE got put forward for the “Bristol Youth Partnership”, with many other amazing organisations that support young people, and try help tackle issues that they are facing. Well done the Changetheseen for winning!
In March, one of our young participants said…
.“ACE is a brilliant organisation within the community. They have helped me in many different ways, such as; my inner-confidence to perform and express myself around different people. They’ve helped me to expand and progress on my musical skills. They’ve introduced me to people that’s succeeded in the music industry, and I’ve had the chance to work with them, which I am grateful for.”
Thank you! We love hearing feedback for the young participants who work with us!
We had an opportunity to take a couple of our young people to Bristronica, for a “Festival of Knobs, Buttons, and Discussions over 4 warehouse rooms in the heart of Bristol.” A full day and evening of performances, workshops, panel talks and an Escher music connection showcase! We are grateful to give these new and exciting experiences to those individuals and see such passion and interest from them.
We had an amazing time at Love Saves The Day Festival! Some of our young people worked with the events management team, through our new Team Love partnership.
Statement from Dave Harvey, at Team Love- “It is worth mentioning none of this would have been possible without the help you guys at ACE did by linking us. Showing people who would shine with the opportunity so a big thanks to you. Look forward to the next stage.”
Quartet Community Foundation created a video ACE, and what we do for the community. We had an opportunity through music and mentoring to feed that back into young people and the community. This video is showing that, so thank you!
Shout out to St Pauls Carnival and the partners who made it happen! An incredible day celebrating our area, as a community. All the performers set up an incredible vibe. We were at Unity Stage shutting it down! We are already excited for next year.
We had a few trips during the summer for our young participants! Going to the cinema to see Fast and Furious, a snowboarding & skiing trip out, and to Thorpe Park! The programme was to provide free trips and activities so that young people can enjoy different activities throughout their summer off school! We all enjoyed it a lot.
We had our studio redecorated and updated with artwork taken on by one of our young participants, and @olas.art, who came in for workshop at our studio!
Our young people had the opportunity to attend the MMG Regional Awards 2019. Thank you to Mogul Minded Group for an inspirational evening. We had the opportunity to meet hard-working individuals, see them be rewarded for their hard work, all whilst being wined and dined for the evening!
ACE won a Rise Award for the “Outstanding Community Contribution 2019” We are so grateful to of won this award based on the public vote. It was a lovely evening honouring and recognising those who are also helping towards a better future in the city!
Four of the young participants have passed their Arts Bronze Award 2019! A way of celebrating their involvement, learning and accomplishments. They have allowed their arts award engagement to improve their creativity and aspirations.
Shout out to those amazing young artists for what they have achieved.
We are very pleased with how many amazing achievements have happened over this year, the future of ACE is looking extremely bright. We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Get ready for a big one with ACE in 2020!
Written by Lucy Caswell. (Marketing Assistant.)