How Lambeth is opening-up creative opportunities to all
Lambeth has a thriving and growing creative and digital sector, like many other parts of London. But some residents aren’t getting the opportunities they deserve to fulfil their talent and succeed in these industries.
That’s why this summer the council launched ELEVATE, a new scheme to support diverse talent and open-up the creative workplace to all.
Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries Justine Simons OBE showed her support by giving the opening address at the launch. Here’s a very short highlights video.
Lambeth received funding from the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture programme, winning a Cultural Impact Award in February 2018.
Lambeth is working with cultural organisations across the borough, including the National Theatre, Southbank Centre, British Film Institute, Photofusion, The Garden Museum, Streatham Space Project and dance company Rambert who hosted the launch.
Among ELEVATE’s first commissioned projects has been The Old Vic’s Lambeth Front Line. Watch a video about it now.
Also ERIC Festival, a radical careers festival designed by young people for young people, took over POP Brixton for a day. Get a flavour of ERIC’s festival spirit here.
In July, Livity led a youth stage at Lambeth’s Country Show highlighting ELEVATE’s mission. The WOW Foundation has also been busy setting up girls’ clubs in Lambeth schools. And B3 Media has an open call out for applications to its brand new Lambeth Creative Catalyst.
With so much going on, keep an eye on lambeth.gov.uk/elevate for updates.