Creative Futures

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Supporting young people into the creative industries.

Our Creative Futures programme gave local young people real opportunities to explore and work in the creative industries. Directly fed into by young people, the programme was designed to break down the walls young people face, resulting in a range of events such as talks with industry experts, training and masterclasses, made up of panellists that reflected the diverse make-up of the borough.

From film to fashion and photography to producing, our industry talks covered many art forms and young people trained, hosted events and gained employment with partners in the borough and beyond. A highlight of the year was the Creative Careers Fair at Goldsmiths, University of London in May.


Young people supported

with career and development opportunities.


young people engaged in training.


young people attended the Creative Careers Fair


of panellists were from underrepresented backgrounds

“It's taught me to always follow through on your plans and your ideas, however it may be that you might be feeling.”
Josh , Creative Futures participant

My Lewisham Stories: Toni-Ann

Hear from Creative Futures participant, Toni-Ann

Toni-Ann took part in #CreativeFutures - accessing training courses at the Albany and Lewisham Music which led to her first paid producing job.

Creative Careers Fest, May 2022 at Goldsmiths, University of London

36 stallholders gave advice and linked people with opportunities for creative training and job roles including Film, Photography, Games, Theatre, Fashion, Craft, Digital Marketing and Further Education.

Watch the Industry Talks

Our series of Industry Talks, on topics ranging from podcasting to publishing, photography and gaming, were livestreamed and made available to watch online for free, for those who couldn't attend the events in person.

The videos are still free to watch on our YouTube channel, for anyone who wants to pick up tips, advice or listen to the experiences of our inspirational speakers.

Watch the playlist