The Mayor’s Fund for London has today announced that its flagship holiday food programme, Kitchen Social, has delivered close to 1.1m meals, but warns that this figure could skyrocket during the summer break. Over 110 community clubs around the capital have received small grants for good food and holiday activities, aimed at the estimated 400,000
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!
Join us above London’s skyline for our latest event
‘The Power of Work Experience: Good Practise in the Built Environment’ will gather organisations from across the built environment (BE) as they explore what work experience can do for young people – and why it’s an important tool for organisations looking to level-up their future workforce. What’s the venue? The event will take place in
Innovative school projects supported for Maths Week London
Ahead of this year’s Maths Week London, the Mayor’s Fund for London has worked with generous partners to fund several exciting, inclusive, and innovative maths-based projects at schools across the capital. The Small Grants Scheme, launched earlier in the year, provides grants of up to £250 to London primary and secondary schools. Successful applying schools can