7th July 2017
Worcester Arts Workshop
Creative Futures is a day long free to attend conference for young people (13+) and educators. Across the day we will be exploring: what creative career options are available now and the future? What can professionals do ensure provision is relevant to young people? What skills are needed to work in the creative sector?
Featuring a wide variety of speakers and workshops that allow young people to work with professional artists and explore their own skills. We have a catered lunch for every attendee, and coffee supplied by Wayland's Yard as a little gift for teachers.
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Aliyah is a young poet, producer and powerhouse of using arts for social change. As creative producer of ART!VIST UK, she has built platforms like #HerstoryLive – an event that regularly sells out and celebrates artists of colour. In 2016 she was instrumental in organising Black Lives Matter protests and events, including a touring photographic exhibition accompanied by micro-lectures.
‘More images than Getty, hair like whole wheat spaghetti’
Louise Byng is an illustrator and maker who creates work that celebrates and explores modern life. She is currently Chief Storyteller at Impact Hub Birmingham; and one half of Illustrated Brum – a dynamic duo of illustrators who tell the story of the city in innovative and exciting ways. Louise has created work for projects and organisations including TEDxBrum and Creative Black Country; mixing traditional illustration methods with a variety of formats – from temporary tattoos to press photos.
Worcester’s Volunteer Leader of The Year, 2017.
Tash has worked in the voluntary and community sector for over 10 years. She has pioneered young led models of working in the city, and is the CEO of Worcester Roots Foundation, a charity that allows young people to explore sustainability and green issues by building their own projects and solutions, with the support of experienced staff.
The day also features a panel discussion chaired by local school students, featuring members of Worcestershire County Council. We'll be talking about who is accountable and to whom when it comes to helping young people in the arts, and how do we move forward together?
Across the day there will be workshops exploring how you can build skills and change your community.
All young people will have the chance to interact with arts professionals as peers - everyone's voice is equal here and that's incredibly important.
There's also a fully catered buffet lunch free for all attendees, provided by Café Bliss (menu available here).
We're dedicated to making this event as inclusive as possible.
All talks and workshops will have a British Sign Language interpreter.
We also have a small budget to support transport costs for schools, if requested.