How we help Case Studies Adeline's Story ADELINE PITU Adeline is a performing artist and GCF Young Ambassador and has been involved with the Foundation since 2015. She has recently returned from Japan, working on a project with Leeds Playhouse. Read on to find out how GCF has helped her develop as an artist…. “The Geraldine Connor Foundation has helped me in certain areas that I struggled with and gave me perspective for my other interests. It has done this by trying to help and shape me as an artist, but also helping me to see what is needed, e.g. by volunteering (Global Mash Up). I’ve had practice of building my certainty and confidence by delivering a workshop out of my expertise. Also, I hope to do workshops in my own expertise and see what I can give to those who might have a similar or different journey as a performer / artist, or who just want to learn. The other interests, that I have mentioned above, are music, writing, dance/movement that were part of the six week Creative Café workshops. I have also started to think about music more seriously since I did GCF’s first music workshop in November 2015 with Christella Litras. The Geraldine Connor Foundation has helped me in certain areas that I struggled with and gave me perspective for my other interests. Doing The Prince's Trust Enterprise Course was really helpful to learn about the business side of things. It taught us what we need to be aware of as an artist that they do not really teach you in depth what you need to think about elsewhere. Because of GCF, I also had the opportunity to work with IVE as a Facilitator / Artist Supporter. It helped me to help those who I was working with and at the same time I was building what I have been learning with them and it actually expanded my perspective and knowledge of how creative we can be (everywhere in our daily lives). I really loved learning new materials, ideas, exercises and revisiting familiar activities, working alongside Chol Theatre.” It is thanks to support from people like you that GCF can provide life-changing projects to young people like Adeline in Leeds. Please consider making a donation to help us continue to offer valuable, high-quality arts opportunities to young people.