About Young Creatives
The Young Creatives Project is an exciting initiative to build creative skills, wellbeing and resilience in young people. The project aims to create a vibrant and engaged youth arts culture in Milton Keynes, supported by partners including, Artswork, Arts & Heritage Alliance, MK Council and MAKE, MK’s Cultural Education Partnership.
The young creatives participating in the project, build their employability skills such as critical thinking and communications, as well as develop their project management experience. The project introduces the young creatives to local professionals from the MK arts community; and provides access to a range of workshops designed to empower creative decisions. As part of the project the creative cohort organise an event designed to engage youth in the arts.
MK Council and MAKE, MK’s Cultural Education Partnership (led by Arts & Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes) are working in partnership with MK College to deliver a new youth-led, creative and cultural initiative called ‘Young Creatives’.
The ambitions of the MK Cultural and Education Partnerships is for the Young Creatives Project to empower young people to develop essential skills for further education, higher education and employment. The initiative will cultivate transferable skills, gained through creative and cultural activity, enabling participants to be better prepared for work through the development of skills and behaviours that are relevant across all careers. Essentially, Young Creatives is a youth-led project which operates within a supportive framework, giving individuals an opportunity to deliver a rich variety of projects. The project aims to introduce young people to a diverse art scene as well as provide opportunities for the young creatives to connect with artists and creative organisations that inspire and nurture individual and collective creativity.
A core cohort of 50 young people aged 16-18 will be supported to gain a better understanding of the cultural landscape in MK and beyond, where they undertake training to develop their own activities that other young people can take part in.
Young people from across the MK can get involved in the next phase of Young Creatives from Easter 2020. To find out more contact: Michelle.Lockwood@mkcollege.ac.uk
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