The Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme is a competition supported by the Citi Foundation that invites London students to come up with smart ideas to improve their city. It can’t have been an easy year to take part in the competition, but very well done and congratulations to the four winners of the 2020 awards: Creative
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!
National Hygiene Week
We are excited to highlight The Hygiene Bank’s National Hygiene Week, starting today. The Hygiene Bank is a grass roots charity that believes everyone deserves a dignified life and being clean should not be a luxury. We worked with them in July, with the support of Hey Girls, who collectively donated 7,000 period products to
New employability campaign launched: Back on Track
This week, as schools go back across London, we are launching our new big appeal, Back on Track. We need your support to help us change the lives of 40,000 young Londoners from low income and Black, Asian and Minority backgrounds. COVID-19 has made life even harder for London’s young people. They have missed out