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The Young Creatives are a group of people aged 14 – 22 years interested in the arts, culture and creativity.

The Young Creatives currently meet online each Wednesday evening to develop creative skills, critical thinking, empathy and opportunity. If you are interested in finding out more or joining the group please email  ashley.mccormick@dlwp.com

JANUARY – MARCH 2021

The Young Creatives team and Educator and Equal Rights Campaigner Zo Daniels are co-producing Creative Chats – a series of inspirational, online interviews with innovative individuals working in the Cultural Sector. Creative professionals will share their career journeys and top tips for nurturing creativity.

Zo Daniels is Online Community and Content Manager for Spark & Co., a resource hub for racialised people and communities. In addition she is Vice Chair of All in One Education, an education reform organisation, and works with a range of organisations including Culture Shift, Hastings Hi-Fest and Hastings Welcomes Refugees.

WHAT THE YOUNG CREATIVES SAY...

“I came to the De La Warr Pavilion for my work experience and was interested in continuing an involvement through the arts. Becoming a Young Creative has been interesting and has introduced me to new ideas”

“The Young Creatives enables me to expand on my ideas around art and understand others ideas as well as developing skills of my own”

“Young Creatives allows a real insight into the running of an organisation like the De La Warr Pavilion”

“The Young Creatives is an escape from school – it’s more of a relaxed environment so its nice to have a break and come here”

EVERYTHING CHANGES EVERYTHING: Summer 2020

Everything Changes Everything was a project with the DLWP, artist Sam Ayre and the Young Creatives.
It explored change in various forms and settings including art, society, history and culture.
The Young Creatives gathered and revealed stories in a podcast series, and creatd new visual and audio works informed by listening, questioning and ideas generated as a group.

The first podcast of a series, features artist Felicity Hammond talking about the unavoidable part of the art making process, additional interviews conducted by the Young Creatives and some passages from Octavia Butler’s book Parable of the Sower, which was a featured book in the All Welcome Reading Group.

Listen to the podcast here

The second episode featured musician One True Pairing discussing change as an unspooling of ideas and features a poem by Young Creative Saffron titled ‘We Need To Change’.

Listen to the podcast here

NEW RITUALS: Spring 2020

Originally planned as a live event in April 2020, New Rituals went online during lockdown 2020.

The Young Creatives worked with artist Sam Ayre to generate conversation, ideas and creative outputs informed by a concoction of everyday activities, historical actions and artists work and ideas.

The main task was to gather stories for New Rituals – a project where they invite family and friends to reminisce about encountering new technologies, foods, architecture, metaphors, clothing, medical practices, etc for the first time. What was it, when did they first become aware of it, how did they feel then and how do they feel about it now?

Sam introduced the group  to artists David Blandy and  Holly Hendry and journalist Eddy Frankel so they could hone their interview skills and share their work.

Read the interview with Eddy Frankel here

Read the conversation with David Blandy  here

Read the conversation with Holly Hendry here

The Young Creatives used their interviewing skills to create this podcast, which talks about change, adapting to change and, what once was new eventually becomes the “new normal”. Listen here