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Creative Careers

Workshops, opportunities and resources

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Bringing ambitious young creatives together with established thinkers and practitioners in the arts, to build connections and inspire future careers.

This year’s series has been developed in consultation with six Young Barbican researchers, and with input from the broader Young Barbican community, on how Creative Careers can best move forward. If you’re a young person looking for advice, networks, and opportunities as you develop your creative career, this programme is designed for you.

The sessions are intended to work together, so we advise attending all four of them if you can. We will be publishing content from the sessions online as a resource to refer to.

Creative Careers is open to all Young Barbican members and students at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

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Creative Careers Online

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How've You Really Been?

Explore how creatives adapted during Covid-19, celebrate impressive works, and envision the future. Hear from Stephanie McLaren-Neckles, Swarzy Macaly, Hayel Watenburg, and DJ Amadness. Stay engaged and connected to the creative world.

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Being Real Online

Young Barbican artists, Karimah Hassan and James Kite, led a project on 'being real online' with fellow collaborators. The project emphasized the value of kindness and collaboration in remote creation, a lesson to carry into the future.

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Proper Leaders

Our third session features impactful voices from the cultural landscape. Shannie Mears, Keturah Cummings, and Ellie Pennick, game-changing young leaders, share their reflections on the past, present, and future. Join us for inspiring insights!

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2021 Energy

In this Creative Careers session, we highlight Justice for Black Lives, an organization fighting racism and inequality. Amplifying their voices, we aim to inspire genuine debate and reflection among aspiring creatives.

Join Young Barbican

Be there when it happens with discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment as well as events and creative opportunities for 14-25 year olds