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OYAP (Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership) Trust

OYAP (Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership) Trust

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OYAP Trust uses the arts and creativity as tools for young people to explore and demonstrate their own talents and abilities for the benefit of themselves and others. Since 2005 OYAP Trust’s artists and volunteers have worked with over twenty thousand young people in Oxfordshire. They strive to give all people, especially those most isolated, vulnerable and at risk, the opportunity to learn and develop confidence and skills through irresistible creative projects.

During February 2016 Music In Detention worked with OYAP Trust to run a participatory music making project at Base 33 connecting young people in the Witney area with detainees being held at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre. The project produced a fantastic CD of music entitled ‘World Upon My Shoulder’ created by the detainees and the young people, both independently and in collaboration.