Creativity Works

A creative industries-focused employability programme supporting 17-24-year-olds who are currently not in work, education or training.

Creativity Works supports young Londoners with the skills they need and access to opportunities within creative industries. Over two-thirds of young people who complete Creativity Works move into work or further education.

The programme is supported by the Citi Foundation and delivered by Mayor’s Fund for London, partnering with A New Direction and Media Trust. To learn more about the programme and what’s on offer from our two delivery partners, visit their websites below.

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“I am leaving the course realising that I am a creative individual that wants to support and shine light on invisible communities…  Creativity Works has opened my eyes to see how easy it is to just get up and go out there and build content… now I have discovered my worth. I have a great CV, I have experience, and I deserve to be in this industry.”

– Beulah, Creativity Works participant

“We are thrilled and honoured to host such an engaged, attentive and energised group of diverse young adults. Diversity of people, of thought and of character is critical to a thriving community – something that we care deeply about at Facebook… help[ing] inspire the next generation”

– Josh King, Client Solutions Manager at Meta

Three young creatives pose for the cameras at the 2023 Youth Voices Film Premiere at the British Museum.

Stories by Young Voices

The Stories by Young Voices series is a unique partnership between Citi Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund for London that commissions Creativity Works participants and alumni to produce meaningful and engaging content about young people in relation to a particular theme or topic.

For the inaugural round of commissions, three creatives; Dami, Julia, and Konadu each created unique and personal films; ‘The Run’, ‘Seeking Thomas’, and ‘Works for Stella’.

The theme for the next, second round of commissions is Food Insecurity – and if you are a current or former Creativity Works participant, you’re invited to apply!

Our supporters

A huge thank you to our funders and delivery partners for supporting Creativity Works, we couldn’t impact the lives of thousands of young Londoners your help. For a full list of our supporters, read the Mayor’s Fund for London impact report online.