Creative Careers Online
Session 1: How've You Really Been?
With Stephanie McLaren-Neckles, Swarzy Macaly, Hayel Watenburg and DJ Amadness
With our doors temporarily closed, we're bringing Creative Careers online, to help keep you feeling creative and engaged. In this first session, we explore how creatives have been adapting to challenges faced due to Covid-19, shout about fellow creatives whose work has impressed them recently, and look forward to what the future might hold.
Featuring Stephanie McLaren-Neckles, director of community engagement agency, twenty%extra and co-founder of Let’s Be Brief; presenter Swarzy Macaly; Hayel Watenburg, co-founder of Word on the Curb, and musician, DJ Amadness.
Session 2: Being Real Online
Curated by Karimah Hassan and James Kite
We invited two artists from the Young Barbican network, Karimah Hassan and James Kite, to curate and facilitate a project with fellow Young Barbican collaborators, selected by them. They explored the theme of ‘being real online’, with each artist creating an artistic response to one of six topics, sharing their process and learnings along the way.
Through creating remotely and online, the importance of kindness and care in collaboration is clear to see; something for us all to take forward into the future.
Session 3: Proper Leaders
In our third Creative Careers project, Proper Leaders, we’ve once again collaborated with some powerful voices from across the cultural landscape, this time asking three game-changing young leaders - Shannie Mears, Keturah Cummings and Ellie Pennick - to share some reflections on their pasts, their presents and their futures.
Session 4: 2021 Energy
For this Creative Careers session, we wanted to do things a little differently and make space on our platform to amplify the voices of Justice for Black Lives, an organisation we think are making a difference in the fight against racism and inequality. We hope that, through sharing the perspectives of some of the members of Justice for Black Lives, we are able to spark genuine debate and reflection amongst young people who wish to develop a career in the creative industry.
Young Enterprise Lab
Young Enterprise Lab is a creative lab and community for emerging artists and creatives who are interested in developing their enterprise skills. Young Enterprise Lab will begin recruiting in spring 2020, alongside our annual series of Creative Careers open sessions for Young Barbican members.
Participants in the Young Enterprise Lab will be supported by mentor Joseph Gray and the Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning team to hone and develop their creative ideas. Across the programme there will be opportunities for members of the group to pitch for seed funding for their business ideas, respond to live briefs and explore further pathways for formal training in entrepreneurship.
Creative Careers is made possible through our generous supporters, who include City Bridge Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Barbican Patrons and donors to the Barbican Fund.