Future Foundations completed its pilot program in October of last year. The program was delivered in Central Dandenong and based at Noble Park Primary School and Heritage Hill Museum.
It took place over seven months between June and December 2013 with a group of four students, four artistic mentors and four personal mentors. The program was targeted at discovering the skills and passion of each of the participants and help was then provided by the artistic mentors to enhance and develop their skills, as well as identifying what their final piece of art would be. Personal mentors ensured that participants were delivering and helping them with communications, group dynamics, and self-esteem.
Watch this video for a quick overview of last year’s program:
Public art exhibition
A key part of the program was ensuring that the participants work with and engage their community through this project by displaying and presenting to the community. During the month of October 2013 the participants’ artwork was exhibited in Heritage Hill in Dandenong.
The final exhibition took place in mid-September at Federation Square in Melbourne.
“Noble Park PS was very fortunate to be invited to partner with Future Foundations. The students had opportunities to explore and enhance their considerable artistic skills in an environment which was both nurturing and professional. The quality of the work the students produced was outstanding. Our students would never have the chance to access the highly skilled and committed business and artistic mentors without Future Foundations. It has made a difference in their lives, which they and their parents have articulated”.
David Rothstadt, Noble Park Primary School Principal