CreateFutures - Programmes for Youth Community Groups
CreateFutures offers young people opportunities to acquire and develop creative skills and knowledge, increase confidence, share talents, raise aspirations and provide opportunities for career development. At the heart of this is the aim to inspire creativity.
CreateFutures is a free programme of projects, activities and events. Young people are invited to engage in an exciting programme of projects with artists, designers and other professionals working in the creative industries related to the V&A's collections and headline exhibitions.
Some of the young people participating in projects go on to join CreateVoice, our young people's collective.
We work together with local boroughs and community groups to deliver Arts Award courses. If you wish to take part or know more about our Arts Awards courses, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in getting your group involved in a project and want to know more about CreateFutures, email us at: email@example.com.
Metropolitan Housing - Kensal Voices
March 2013 - ongoing
The V&A is supporting Kensal Voices, a project run by SPID Theatre. Kensal Voices focuses on the heritage of council estate Kensal House, a listed building in North Kensington, which was designed by modernist architect Maxwell Fry.
The V&A believes this is a valuable project to raise awareness of design and architectural heritage and to strengthen relationships between the V&A and local community groups.
As partner museum, the V&A will prepare and deliver research sessions and educational activities that aim to introduce the group to the V&A’s collections, broadening the young people’s knowledge and understanding of design and architectural heritage.
Light from the Middle East
The V&A ran an artist-led photography project for young people who explored the Light from the Middle East: New Photography exhibition. Sessions were delivered by photography and video artist Maria Kheirkhah. Final works were displayed in the Art Studio during the Friday Late on 30 November 2012.
This project was run in partnership with Al-Manaar, the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and RBKC/Nour Festival.
For further information, email us at: create.vam.ac.uk
Jason Singh, Sound Art Resident at the V&A, January - June 2012, delivered a sound workshop to a group of young people brought in by St Clement James Centre. Participants were invited to visit the Jameel Gallery to choose an object to describe. They then created sound pieces to represent the objects they chose