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About Find Your Talent

Find Your Talent ran from 2008-2010 as a pilot in ten areas across England.

 It was set up to find out what it would take to provide high quality cultural experience for all children and young people, regardless of age or ability.

Liverpool's Gamelan orchestra

The ten pathfinder areas offered children and young people regular involvement with arts and culture – both in and out of school. The programme gave young people the chance to learn musical instruments, perform on stage, attend performances and experience the great cultural heritage of the country. It also helped them develop new skills and get work experience in the fast-growing creative industries, including radio and television.

During the time it ran, Find Your Talent was a real success, helping hundreds of thousands of children and young people by giving them access to cultural experiences - which have a big impact on personal development and develops life skills such as creativity, problem solving, and teamwork. It has worked with thousands of schools, early years and youth settings, cultural organisations, teachers and artists. It also increased our understanding about the barriers to access and how to overcome them, and initiated new strategic partnerships between local authorities and c