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Are you aged 16 – 25yrs and from a background underrepresented in the creative industries? Are you interested in different genres of creativity? Do you want to meet other people that want to get into the creative industries?
You are invited to join LOOKOUT’s Creative Leadership programme; a creative playground to share ideas about collaboration, leadership and creativity aimed particularly at black people and those from the global majority.
Join early career artists, industry experts and other young people from a range of different disciplines including music & creative producing, zine publishing, photography, spoken word, theatre and much more.
Join us over 11 in person sessions across 6 weeks in venues in Brighton & Hove with brilliant creatives exchanging ideas about collaboration, leadership and creativity.
The initial deadline for applications is now closed. If you are seeing this for the first time and are interested, drop us an email by 20 May to discuss potential placements.
Please include a line or two on your background, including your age, where you’re based and how you describe your identity so we can ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. Email your words to [email protected]. It’s completely free to take part and travel expenses can be covered.
To be eligible for this programme you must be 16-25 years old, based in Sussex and have an identity that is protected by the Equality Act 2010.
It’s funded by Arts Council England & Sussex Community Foundation and produced by LOOKOUT Brighton in partnership with a range of different venues and arts organisations in Brighton and Hove including Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Lighthouse and Marlborough Productions.
Key dates for the programme (you must be available for all of them):
17 May | 5pm – 8pm (training session for those aged 18+ only)
21 & 22 May | 10am – 4pm
24 & 31 May and 7 June | 5pm – 8pm
12 June | 10 – 4pm
18 & 19 June | 10 – 4pm
25 & 26 June | 10am – 4pm
The Book of Brighton & Hove is a guide book unlike any other.
Created by London-based artists Andy and Beckie and produced by us as part of Brighton Festival and Caravan 2022, this guide book will be written collaboratively by over 200 children from Benfield, Woodingdean, Queen’s Park and St Luke’s Primary schools.
At the beginning of the project each class were given a five-day activity pack to complete, with a different set of activities each day that enables the children to explore local history, geography, civic society and their own experience of Brighton & Hove through creative writing, drawing and conversation. The stories, ideas, descriptions and inventions that the children create from this activity pack form the basis of the book, ensuring that whatever their preferred way of expressing themselves, everyone in the class is able to participate.
The final design and content of the guide book is determined in collaboration with a group of 12 young ‘editors’ chosen by their teachers from amongst the four schools for their enthusiasm and engagement with the project, with additional illustrations from Rhi Moxon and graphic design from Will Brady.
Distribution begins across the City at our 2 launch events on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th May, don’t miss your chance to see the city through the eyes of some of its youngest inhabitants.
Book for the public launch here
Above illustration by Rhi Moxon
LOOKOUT Futures is a free monthly session for young people (16+), led by young people to come together and discuss creativity with each other and industry professionals.
Each month invites at least one guest speaker to join, where we discuss creative pathways, industry progression and think creatively.
We’re happy to announce our NEW Virtual Industry Q&As in partnership with GB Met and funded by UniConnect 🎉⠀
Every Wednesday during term time, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm – starting on 13 October. FREE for those aged 16+.⠀
Delivered by creative industry professionals, you’ll find out about what it’s like working in the creative industries and the different pathways to get there.
To register for your place at any of the talks and receive a Zoom link register here.⠀
We offer a range of workshops, industry talks and courses led by experienced professional artists who work in a range of different creative industries for young people aged 9 – 25 years old.
You can look at our programme here: LOOKOUT Programme and drop us a line if you are interested in hosting one of the events for the young people you work with.
The Exchange was an 8 week exchange of creative ideas, influences and experiences to create something new. It’s a collaboration between internationally acclaimed artists and young people in Brighton & Hove. The project culminated in a live online celebration event streamed from The Old Market in Hove sharing what the artists and young creatives made together as part of the Brighton Festival. This is a recording of the live stream that took place on Thurs 20th May at 7pm (BST). Commissioned by Brighton Festival and supported by The Old Market. LOOKOUT has received funding from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport as part of the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund. We are committed to being here for you and #HereForCulture. | Learn more: https://bit.ly/3j3CP8a | https://bit.ly/3gO7eG9VIEW THE LIVE STREAM
On March 5th 2020, we did a backstage tour of Theatre Royal Brighton led by Jackie Alexander (Creative Learning and Community Partnerships Manager) with the BHASVIC LOOKOUT mentees. Today (27th March 2020 and World Theatre Day) we had planned to take the mentees from Benfield, Hangleton and Brackenbury Primary Schools to the theatre for a similar tour. Instead of doing that we have put together an impromptu virtual tour of the footage we took on our phones for the young people to experience. The excellent LOOKOUT mentor and partner in the project Adam Sheldon from Big Egg Films has made it look better than our footage could ever be on it’s own! So, a huge thanks to Adam. In this tour you will see the auditorium (where people sit) from the stage, the ground floor (The Stalls) and from right at the top (The Gallery or Gods). You’ll see the set of Crongton Knights, a production by Pilot Theatre (set design by Simon Kenny) on the stage and glimpse some of the backstage areas. Thanks to Jackie and Theatre Royal Brighton for supporting the project.VIEW THE TOUR
In October 2020 we celebrated 2 years since we began. We’re incredibly excited to be able to continue the work that we do, bringing opportunities and workshops to young people to bridge the gap between business and creativity.WATCH THE VIDEO
These are the experiences we have made through collaboration with young people and professional artists:
From October 2019 creative mentors worked with young people in Year 5 from Benfield Primary, Hangleton Primary, Brackenbury & Year 13’s from BHASVIC once a month, working towards making a creative artwork that was then shared online as part of our end of year show in July 2020. If you missed it, you can watch our show here and see some of the amazing work everyone’s produced.Watch Video
Aimed at 16 – 24 year olds but for anyone who’s wondering what to do next and interested in a creative career, we’re releasing 6 episodes in this series, each Weds from 3rd June.
Listen below by selecting your preferred podcast provider or watch the subtitled version on YouTube by clicking “Listen to the podcast”.Listen to the Podcast
In July 2019 year 5 students from Benfield Primary School and year 13 students from BHASVIC all came together and shared the creative ideas they had worked on over the year with their mentors in an event involving installation, photography, performance poetry, music and dance at The Old Market in Hove.WATCH SHOW