New art project aiming to work

MP Rosie Winterton (right), Elaine Hirst and David Gillan, members of darts, interact with pre recorded messages at the Real Skills for Real Opportunities event. Picture: Andrew Roe
MP Rosie Winterton (right), Elaine Hirst and David Gillan, members of darts, interact with pre recorded messages at the Real Skills for Real Opportunities event. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A NEW creative arts project has been launched to tackle difficulties in finding work.

The 18-month scheme entitled Real Skills for Real Opportunities was launched by Doncaster Community Arts (DARTS) at The Point arts centre.

Funded by Arts Council England and Doncaster Council, the project based at the body’s South Parade headquarters uses views about work from people and employers.

Artist David Gillan has created the suspended sculpture which also has interactive elements. Visitors are invited to read the comments or listen to recordings of people’s experiences of looking for work.

Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster Central opened the project.

She said: “This is a really creative way to learn about people’s experiences and the challenges they encounter, both looking for and being in work, and as employers.

“I would encourage people in Doncaster to visit and take part.”

New issues and ideas are to be added regularly to the display, following continuing consultation with the public.

Lucy Robertshaw, arts development manager for DARTS added: “This unique approach is giving potential employees and employers the opportunity to engage, interact and find out more about each other’s needs and the real route to employment.

“This is a bespoke project – all about Doncaster – the people, the businesses and the future.”

For more information visit www.thepoint.org.uk