Army of Creatives (Creative Careers Programme)

“Lots of the talks are about traditional jobs and if there is something creative or someone talking to us from a creative job it’s just mentioned and not made a big deal about” (Young Person – Discussions on Creative Careers report).

Posted: 28/01/2022

Army of Creatives is a new project in which LEAN hopes to flood Lewisham secondary schools with free visits from locally based creative professionals.

Drawing from consultation with teachers, careers leads and young people, the Army of Creatives project is targeted at Year 9 classes and will help them learn more about the varied roles in the creative industries by:

  • Bringing local creative professionals into lessons and assemblies to meet and work with your pupils.
  • Giving your pupils, teachers and families access to free video resources that will inform and inspire them.
  • Signposting your pupils, teachers and families to websites and links where they can discover more about the creative industries, learn more about specific jobs and get tips on how to build the skills that future employers will be looking for.

The project is fully funded and therefore it can be offered to Lewisham secondary schools FREE!

We are recruiting our army of local creatives right now and they will be invited to take part in special training to make sure that they deliver an exciting and inspiring session for your pupils.

LEAN will be coordinating visits to schools between Tuesday 19th April to Friday 27th May 2022, and schools will be offered the opportunity to have more than one session with a local creative (subject to demand).

Secondary schools in Lewisham who are interested in this exciting new project can register their interest here.

We are also building resources and links where young people, teachers and families can find out more about the varied roles in the creative industries. These resources can be found here.

Army of Creatives is the next project in LEAN’s Creative Careers Programme, as a partner of ‘Shapes Lewisham’ (The Creative Enterprise Zone for New Cross & Deptford)

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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