Horizon 20:20 is an ambitious, innovative arts-intervention programme that re-engages some of Hampshire's most vulnerable young people with education through creative learning and cultural engagement. It is the only programme in the UK which is a partnership between a cultural organisation and all education centres (formerly known as Pupil Referral Units) across a county, that is directly targeted to deliver positive outcomes for young people who have been excluded from mainstream school.
The programme addresses inequality in education, improves access to culture and creativity for vulnerable young people, and re-engages them with learning where other non-creative approaches have failed. Horizon 20:20 has a significant impact on participants including improved behaviour, confidence, communication, empathy, self-control and commitment to learning. Launched in September 2016, the programme is on track to engage 700 young people by September 2020 through a core programme of regular creative activities.
With funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation coming to an end in September, we are seeking funding of £287,655 for a new phase of the programme, Horizon Futures. Our five-year strategic ambition is to establish this model as a sector-leading UK-wide programme, as well as deliver core arts activity and pilot tailored projects that respond to individual needs.
To enable delivery of this next phase of the project, we are asking for donations to secure the future of this great work. Please support us today, thank you.