A New Direction is an award-winning non-profit organisation working to enhance the capacity and agency of children and young people in London to own their creativity, shape culture, and achieve their creative potential. Our Employment & Skills team shares paid creative opportunities via our Create Jobs platform and runs the Good Growth Hub, a place for young people (aged 18-30) based in east London to access training, skills, and employment opportunities with employers based in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
- DYCP & National Lottery Project Grant MasterclassJoin us on Monday 12 February for an interactive masterclass, to help guide you through the DYCP & National Lottery Project Grant application process, where you could be awarded a project grant for up to £30k from Arts Council England’s Develop Your Creative Practice (DYCP) fund and National Lottery grants. Be sure to sign up via: https://tr.ee/83qP9b_fQP
- Findings on how young creatives are coping in lockdownCreate Jobs and Creative Society partnered up to find out how young people's employment and financial situation has changed since the outbreak of Covid-19. We want to know what support young people need and whether those needs are being met. To do that we carried out focus groups with the young people we know and anonymously surveyed over 100 young creatives(58% of whom are BAME, 20% disabled) across London to: 1. Determine employment and financial situations before and after lockdown 2. Young
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Projects credited in
- Creativity Works Visual Storytelling - Yet Another DayYet Another Day examines the relationship between Jai Toor's grandparents as they seek comfort and well-being in their everyday lives. Domestic spaces and the workplace provide an integral setting for this story of a generation who have lived in West London for 40 years. Through tender observation, Toor’s images allow us to view the nuanced themes of compassion and anxiety that occur in family life. His grandparents have a long history of health issues, however, this has not stopped them working
- Convincing senior decision makers that diversity is good for business.Create Jobs, a non profit organisation whose mandate is to help disadvantaged young people get into London's thriving tech and creative industries, asked for my help in editing their leaflet. It was designed to educate key decision makers about the business benefits of diversity.
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