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Our work with emerging artists, young people and groups in our community is the lifeblood of what we do. Donate today and help a new generation to flourish through culture.

You can help make life-changing opportunities available for young talents like Stephanie, who found in our young creatives programmes a platform to gain the skills and confidence to present her work. She is sharing her experience so that others can have the same opportunity.

This year, our Young Creatives programmes engage more than 60 poets, film programmers, visual artists, musicians and researchers aged 14-25. The programmes are now more important than ever, offering mentoring, peer support and work opportunities after nearly two years of huge disruption and reduced opportunities in the creative sector.

With your support we want to keep working with our participants to identify where young peoples’ hopes, dreams and ambitions for the future lie, so we can match them with the best opportunities that we are able to offer.

These programmes rely on the support we receive from generous individuals who share our belief in the importance of this work.

If you can, please consider making a donation today.

‘For me, it was completely transformative. I don’t think my progression of how I made my work would have existed without these programmes. It’s completely made me able to exist, artistically.‘
Stephanie Francis-Shanahan, Young Visual Artist and Young Curator, on taking part to Barbican Young Creatives programmes

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£10 could cover the cost of subsidised tickets to 14-25 year olds to a world-class performance

£20 could help with covering costs of travel and internet access to support a young person taking part in the Young Creatives programme

£50 could source equipment to run a workshop for a Young Creative and their mentors

£100 could help set up Chronic Youth Film Festival, a programme run to give young people an opportunity to develop skills curating and marketing their first film festival

£250 could provide a mentoring session, led by an artist, to a Young Creative

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