I’ve been coming to Peshkar for six years this summer and my time there has been invaluable. I approached them terrified of what I might find as I took the first extra-curricular step towards exploring the arts. Now, because of Peshkar solely, I am a freelance journalist and editor for Arts Award’s flagship magazine, Arts Award Voice.
Because of opportunities given to me by Peshkar, I got on my first train alone and now travel across England and Scotland regularly. I have spent the best month of my 2016 in Spain surrounded by the most incredible artists in the astonishing city of Valencia as part of the Under25 Routes project. I won my first award for photography with the Hideout Project. I have sat on Peshkar’s Board of Trustees for three years enabling me to see how youth and community based arts happen on a grassroots level.
In a bigger picture, the people and experiences I have had since joining Peshkar have been essential in growing me up with an open mind and unwavering passion to make my own mark within the arts. Without them, I wouldn’t be the type of artist or person I am now.