Exchanging Engagement: alternative arts engagement in Latin America

Author: Matthew Elliott

Matthew travelled across Chile, Argentina and Uruguay as a means to explore alternative methods of engaging marginalised young people in the arts. Methods included working with serving prisoners, punk clowning, political theatre and collaborating with activist movements. The report demonstrated the innovative and exciting work that is taking place in Latin America, proving the benefits of continuity and self sustainability in order to engage young people in personal, civic and social change. The implementation of the report seeks to develop new thinking for the UK in order to empower young people in a critical and political debate via the arts.