A PIONEERING CREATIVE PATHWAYS PROGRAMME OFFERING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE COMMUNITIES AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN PAID WORK EXPERIENCE THROUGH INNOVATIVE AND SKILLED PLACEMENTS WITHIN HIGH PROFILE ARTS + MEDIA PLATFORMS

THIS INCENTIVE BASED PROJECT CONNECTS YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 18-24 WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO BUILD KEY RELATIONSHIPS AND NETWORKS IN THEIR CHOSEN SECTOR WHILST INCREASING THEIR SELF ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE

 

A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE HIGHLIGHTED THAT THE LACK OF CAREERS INFORMATION, GUIDANCE AND WORK SKILLS ACTS AS A MAJOR BARRIER FOR THEM


MOST INITIATIVES AND PRODUCTS ARE MADE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LITTLE INPUT FROM THEM, IN ORDER TO DIVERSIFY FUTURE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES WE NEED TO LISTEN WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T BY CULTIVATING YOUNG PEOPLE'S SKILLS, ATTITUDES + KNOWLEDGE

12

month

programme

1-1

industry

mentorship

2-6

week

paid placements

CREATIVE TALKS + NETWORKING EVENTS

DIGITAL MEDIA TUTORIALS

ONLINE PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

CV WORKSHOPS

 

accessing the creative industry

BY ACCESSING OUR PARTNERS' SPACES WHO INFLUENCE TODAY'S YOUTH CULTURE IN MUSIC, MEDIA, FILM AND VISUAL ARTS; WE AIM TO BREAK THE BARRIERS FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND INSPIRE AMBITIOUS CAREERS WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF INNOVATORS

EDIFY IS NOT ONLY TARGETING YOUNG PEOPLE AS CONTRIBUTORS BUT ALSO EMPLOYING YOUNG PEOPLE TO ADVISE AND COORDINATE THE PROGRAMME ALONGSIDE OUR CORE TEAM. WE WANT TO AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF YOUNG PEOPLE FACING SOCIETAL ADVERSITIES AND BRING THEIR EXPERIENCES TO THE FOREFRONT OF POLICY AND PROGRAMMING

programme

 

placements

BRANDING + INNOVATION

VISUAL PRODUCTION

DIGITAL MEDIA

PHOTO JOURNALISM

PHOTOGRAPHY

FILM

CONTENT CREATION

CURATION

EDITORIAL

GRAPHICS

VIDEOGRAPHY

ILLUSTRATION

91%

OF 22-24s FROM SOUTH KILBURN

want to see more creative workshops available to UPSKILL young people in the arts in areas like photoshop, digital art, photography and filmmaking*

BRENT

network

EDIFY IS NOT ONLY TARGETING YOUNG PEOPLE AS CONTRIBUTORS BUT ALSO EMPLOYING YOUNG PEOPLE TO ADVISE AND COORDINATE THE PROGRAMME ALONGSIDE OUR CORE TEAM. WE WANT TO AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF YOUNG PEOPLE FACING SOCIETAL ADVERSITIES AND BRING THEIR EXPERIENCES TO THE FOREFRONT OF POLICY AND PROGRAMMING

THE PROGRAMME IS CURATED TO DELIVER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EXISTING YOUTH ORGANISATIONS AND COLLABORATING WITH CREATIVE CAREER PROJECTS TO ENSURE EACH YOUNG PERSON REACHES THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL

WITH EXTENSIVE LINKS IN THE INDUSTRY WE EXPECT TO DEVELOP HIGH VALUED PARTNERSHIPS WITH EMPLOYERS OFFERING OUR CONTRIBUTORS THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING ALONGSIDE PROFESSIONALS WHO REPRESENT DIVERSITY IN THE INDUSTRY

 

workshops

CV BUILDING

PHOTOSHOP

CONCEPT CREATION

BRANDING

ONLINE PORTFOLIO

PITCHING IDEAS

POINT AND SHOOT

WRITING FOR THE ART MARKET

WESTMINSTER

 

70%

OF 25-27s FROM LISSON GREEN

were unable to IDENTIFY successful people from their ethnic community in the industry*

for our employers

OUR COMMUNITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE HELPS TO SHAPE OUR WORK AND PLACE US IN A POSITION WHERE WE CAN REALLY BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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WE UNDERSTAND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT. IN FACT, WE HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF EXPERTISE AND OPERATE AN 18-24 EMPLOYEE SCHEME WHICH HAS PROVIDED FULL TIME JOBS IN CURATION, DIGITAL EDITING AND DESIGN FOR 13 LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE OVER THE PAST 18 MONTHS

WE ARE REGULARLY INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE TIME, INFORMATION AND RESEARCH TO HELP INFORM AND SHAPE POLICY. WE WORK CLOSELY WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES, COUNCIL YOUTH ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENTS AND EU YOUTH PARLIAMENT. OUR CURATORS ARE ALSO INVOLVED ON A NUMBER OF EXPERT PANELS AS AN ADVOCATE FOR CREATIVE FUTURES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT NATIONWIDE INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS THE BARBICAN, DESIGN MUSEUM + THE BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL

85%

OF 19-21s FROM COLVILLE

said they discouraged from pursuing a career in the arts because of the fear of not fitting in, their working class accents' and under-representation of diversity*

RBKC

to join our edify network, email hello@ferarts.org

*Survey completed by 100 young people who live, work or study in Brent 50 female/ 50 male from diverse backgrounds BAME and SES single parent households, migrant backgrounds + 1st and 2nd generation local students. These are the results of their opinions and experiences that are identified in our project. Data collected via social media polls, Mail Chimp and street surveys.