“The Art Celebrating Equality festival has enabled me to open more doors … I am thinking of going into photography fully…something I can do and earn money from.
“I have found something I didn’t realise I had. Before I would just take photos on my phone using a camera … working with Joanne Coates has made me realise they are really good.
“A lot of discussions took place in the group taking the photography course on the pilot festival. We would talk about anything that came into our heads.
All quotes from young people who took part in the Arts Celebrating Equality Festival pilot.