The UK Centre for Carnival Arts (UKCCA) has been successful with its application to the national Adult and Community Learning Fund, which was developed in partnership with Rinova.

Rinova’s founder, Richard Parkes said “We are delighted with this success. Working with UKCCA we’ve been able to put together a winning application in the face of horrendous competition – the IACL Fund received some 20 applications for each one it approved!”

The Digital Carnival Arts Project will run until March 2012 and is also partnered by WAC, City and Islington College, the Learning Partnership and the London College of Fashion.  It will support 80 young disadvantaged adults (19+) and their families to experience the street skills of Carnival (through digital/urban music, dance creation and performance) and engage in learning and establish progression routes.