As part of The Literacy Project, HarperCollins is to donate 10,000 books by authors including Michael Morpurgo, Ant Middleton and David Walliams to the Mayor’s Fund for London via its Kitchen Social programme to support families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The books will be received by 25-30 Kitchen Social hubs, currently serving over 1,700 young
Creativity Works alumni launch new zine
We’re proud to support our young Creativity Works alumni with their new project, ‘failsafe’ – a zine designed to encourage young creatives to showcase, embrace, and even celebrate failure. Here, the team tell us about their plans to launch failsafe and how you can get involved.
We are failsafe, 8 creatively minded young ‘uns who serendipitously stumbled across each other at the start of our careers. We’re all working in, studying in, or trying to break into, fields like film, photography, media, art, and design. This creative community has been essential to our growth as makers, we’ve been able to share ideas, equipment, inspiration and so much more. We want to spread that feeling of support and community to other creatives who might not know they need it!
That’s why we’re starting this zine, to support young people (especially those who are starting out in these shaky times) making their way into the competitive creative world – and we want you to be a part of it. So we’re crowdfunding to make this project a reality!
failsafe zine is a handbook about creative failure, made for emerging creatives looking for solidarity and their first paid commissions. Our zine is going to be dedicated to showcasing and embracing failure, to remind ourselves that even the best artists can mess up. It doesn’t matter how many times you’re told that ‘failure is part of the process’ – we need to see it to really believe it.
Our confirmed features include: Vicky Grout, Ronan Mckenzie, Clémentine Schneidermann, Charlotte James and a few more we can’t talk about just yet… Even though this is our first issue, we plan to keep these conversations going building a strong community and movement amongst young creatives. And, hopefully, pump out some more issues of failsafe zine in the future!
Our goal is to give young creative talent their first paid commissions, create a platform for them to showcase their work, and let people know that it’s okay – and even important – to fail!
New Government HAF support package announced
The Government’s recent announcement outlining a significant funding package to help alleviate child food poverty in the UK is a very welcome step in the right direction. As one of the recipients of the Holiday Food and Activities grant this summer, we know just how much of a huge lifeline the extension of the scheme
London and New York youth connect in exciting virtual event
A commitment to supporting the ideas and creativity of young people is the driving force behind My City and Me – a project that gives young people a creative platform to share their experiences of the pandemic. On Wednesday, the project concluded with an exciting virtual event for our young people and like-minded young New