Army of Creatives 2024

LEAN's leading Creative Careers Programme, Army of Creatives, is designed to inspire the next generation of young artists by connecting them with local creative professionals. Returning for 2024, we exceeded out targets by delivering 80 sessions across 16 schools, including SEND schools and Pupil Referral units, with the help of 30 incredible artists. This year we also managed to introduce an even more diverse range of creatives into classrooms, including graphic designers, fashion designers, game designers, lighting designers, film makers, photographers, choreographers,  and many more. Brand new for 2024, as part of the project we also designed and delivered  a week-long  creative work experience placement for 15 students from Deptford Green School, which allowed them to gain experience and insights from 5 local arts organisations.     

Posted: 22/03/2024

“What a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage with real, practicing local artists and gain insights into their careers. It was truly inspiring.” – Deptford Green

“The artist’s visit was a remarkable experience for both our students and staff. Their engagement with our students was exceptional, and it created a special moment for all of us.” – Abbey Manor College

“An excellent model to suit schools. They’ve really got this project right.” Trinity Church of England School

Army of Creatives session with Producer Julia Massey


Army of Creatives Session with Fashion Designer Jaime Greenly


Educational Resources

Photo featuring Film Maker Cassius Rayner and Music Producer, Jack Crowlam.


As part of our collaboration with local creatives, we have produced an exciting series of supporting video resources. Tailored for young people, parents and teachers, these videos offer valuable insights into a wide range of creative professions. Come and meet our creatives!

Army of Creatives 2024 Educational Resources.





"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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