We’re excited to announce a new community project, PRIMEdesign, in partnership with Take A Part and Prime Skatepark.
PRIMEdesign uses skateboarding to engage young people attending secondary school in a free programme of creative activity outside the curriculum. Whilst developing their skills on the park at Prime, a core group of participants engage in a parallel programme of workshops relating to skateboarding’s rich visual culture.
The group are working with artists to learn a range of creative skills including illustration, graphic design, screen printing, repeat pattern, collage and zine making to support their individual development and deepen their engagement with skateboarding.
As well as learning how to design and produce their own imagery, merchandise and events, it is an opportunity to apply skating’s DIY approach to their own creative activity supported by this project. The programme will continue in a sustained way over the next two years.
Check out PrimeDESIGN on Instagram @primedesignplymouth for more on the project as it develops.
The programme has been funded by Arts Council England, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund, Historic England, High Street Heritage Action Zone, Mayflower 400 Community Sparks and Plymouth Octopus.