In this case study, Fabio Santos describes his involvement in the planning of The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT), an international youth arts project led by Opera Circus. This large-scale international participatory project is designed to use the arts to provide skills training, cultural and social awareness for young people enabling them to stage small, medium and large-scale artistic interactions.The project has a creative approach to fundraising providing participants with the potential to get involved as a fundraisers.
The idea is that fundraising becomes integral to the young people’s training and a joint effort forging a sense of shared responsibility. TCFT, and myself as a fundraiser committed to young people’s development, are keen to help everyone involved understand that a) fundraising should not happen in isolation and b) fundraising should go beyond a quest for only ‘finding the money’. We are committed to making fundraising for TCFT about wider social engagement, the maximisation of knowledge, skills, resources and connections. It should be something fun, engaging and accessible to anyone who wants to have a go at it.