Riots sparks art project in North West

A £5m project involving Tate Liverpool and Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery has been announced to get young people involved in the arts.

The 2011 summer riots were a "catalyst" for the 'Circuit' initiative for the under-25s, which will launch next year.

Riots in London, Nottingham and elsewhere across the country made us very conscious that institutions, such as the ones represented on the programme, are in a very good position to offer young people opportunities that they both need in their lives and can help them develop those lives in a meaningful way.

– Sir Nicholas Serota, Tate director