Heritage Lottery Funds are to be used to finance a three-month project for budding young graffiti artists at the Courtyard Youth Arts Centre in Bicester. Offering workshops and events as well as an in-depth look at the history and culture of graffiti art, the project will culminate in the creation of a graffiti mural for public display at the centre. Students will be taught practical skills by Steve Sitex, the artist responsible for most of the graffiti art on Oxford's Cowley Road. Youth workers have welcomed the project, which promotes graffiti as an art form while giving young people the chance to display their work legally. The project, run jointly by the Courtyard Centre and the Pitt Rivers Museum in Parks Road Oxford, is aimed at teenagers from the Bicester area.

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