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The Young Creatives

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

MK College is proud to deliver the Young Creatives Project, in partnership with MAKE, funded by MK Council and Artswork

Project Statement

The MK CEP will facilitate and steer strategic step change by influencing the development of the next MK Skills Strategy to include arts and culture as a fundamental mechanism for enabling life skills’.

Project Overview

MK Council and MAKE, MK’s Cultural Education Partnership (led by Arts & Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes) are working in partnership with MK College to deliver a new youth-led, creative and cultural initiative called ‘Young Creatives’.

The MK Cultural and Education Partnership’s ambitions for the Young Creatives Project is that it will empower young people, developing essential skills for further education, higher education and employment. Transferable skills will be developed through creative and cultural activity so that participants are prepared better for work with skills and behaviours relevant across all careers. Essentially it is intended to be a youth-led project, within a supportive framework through which participants develop and deliver a rich variety of projects. Exposing participants to diverse art, artists and creative organisations will inspire and nurture individual and collective creativity.

A core cohort of 50 young people aged 16-18 will specifically develop these essential transferrable skills for further education, higher education and employment. This core cohort will be supported to gain a better understanding of the cultural landscape in MK and beyond, undertake training and then develop their own activities that other young people can take part in.

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