Creative Talent Programme
The Creative Talent programme identifies young and emerging artists and organisations who have the potential to become excellent creative practitioners and gives them the artistic, business and strategic support to become flourishing, challenging, exciting organisations of the future.
Find out more about the Creative Talent Programme Artists of 2018 – 2019 here.
At a time when cuts to the arts are impacting on job opportunities for young people, and youth unemployment in England has risen to 20.3% (against 7.9% for the rest of the working population), the Creative Talent Programme is designed to create a generation of self-sufficient individuals and businesses in control of their own futures.
Our model involves working closely with key partners (e.g. HSBC, BT and Kingston University), to mentor young individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations by providing artistic, business and strategic support. This will allow the next generation of artists to flourish and develop into nationally important organisations.
Michael Bryher, Artistic Director of Dumbshow, part of the programme describes Creative Youth’s help as a ‘godsend.’ “We couldn’t have achieved what we have done without them.”
“It was great to be a part of it” Katie Hardwick one of the founders of Circus Suburbia, one of the Creative Talent Programme groups.