We are delighted to announce that Christina Okorocha has come on board as an ambassador. Christina is the co-founder of VAMP – a digital talent and entertainment PR agency working with some of the biggest entertainment, film and TV companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal Music and Atlantic Records. They support organisations to maximise
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!
Congratulations to our Patron
We are delighted that Sadiq Khan will continue as Patron of the Charity and congratulate him on successfully achieving a second term as Mayor of London. Sadiq’s commitment to social integration, social mobility and investing in young Londoners is wonderfully aligned with the Fund’s mission to empower young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds to acquire the skills
Our new ambition: supporting 100,000 Young Futures by 2023
Covid-19 is the challenge of a lifetime. We need radical action to reverse inequality and ensure all children and young people are able to thrive and fulfil their potential. That is why we are today launching our new ambition: to transform the life chances of 100,000 young Londoners by 2023. Join us. Take me to