Young people who are minoritised by society, systems and structures, feel empowered and encouraged not to settle.
To nurture an evolving community, to platform untold stories, and to amplify unheard voices through arts, culture, and heritage.
CULTURE AND STORY-TELLING. This is our foundation. We harness the power of art and creativity to celebrate communities. We create opportunities and platforms for young people to tell their stories to the people who need to hear them.
BELONGING AND INTERSECTIONALITY. We create safe and inclusive spaces where people feel comfortable expressing themselves. We use our leverage and influence to give young people a seat at decision-making tables.
BEING RESPONSIVE AND INTENTIONAL. We listen and echo. We are alert and tailor our programmes to young people’s responses to world events. We consult with young people to ensure that our work and approach are authentic.
We’re seeking new volunteers to join our board of directors, including the role of the Chair, at a pivotal time following the successful launch as an independent organisation from it’s heritage as Beatfreeks Arts.
You will have demonstrable experience in one or more of the following: Heritage, Arts, Community Engagement, HR, Organisational Development, Legal, Fundraising, and Tech & Innovation.
In this key board-level position you must be utterly committed to young people’s self expression, and be open to generously sharing your experience, networks, ideas to help progress, challenge and champion our organisation.
This is a voluntary role however we offer reasonable expenses for attending meetings.
2 intake dates are expected: September 2022 and December 2022.
To apply please send a CV and covering note (up to 2 pages) outlining why you care about the mission of We Don’t Settle, the skills you can offer to us, and what you might need as forms of support in the role to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply is Fri 1st July 5pm.
EVERY FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT SYMPHONY HALL
An open mic platform for stories, poems, raps, monologues, rants and debates.
GET £500 FUNDING TO REACT TO SOCIAL ISSUES
Fuel is a pot of money that young people in the We Don’t Settle Community aged 18-30 can use to react to social issues that are important to them.
Simple applications and quick decisions mean it’s great for work that needs to move quickly in order to have an impact.
EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE OF COLOUR
Don’t Settle Programmes empower young People of Colour from Birmingham and the Black Country to change the voice of heritage through the arts, research, and governance.
INSIGHT, DEVELOPMENT & CONNECTION
Masterclasses are a response to the community, listening to what they want and find valuable in terms of development. These offer one-off, bespoke, creative workshops that offer insight, development and connection, led by key experts in the field.
The full website is coming soon! This version of the website is just a taste of the vision and scope of where we came from and what we aim to achieve.
Everything that we have done in the past 8 years has led us to this point, all because of young people! This is just the beginning. We can’t wait to see what we continue to build together and, in turn, watch what we build flourish to even greater heights.
In the meantime, follow us and our young people’s journey on our social media channels or reach out for any enquiries to: