Radical Hearts Open Minds
Lambeth’s strategy for growth is built around Creative and Digital Industries. This is reflected in our Radical Hearts Open Minds bid to be London’s Borough of Culture, which achieved a Cultural Impact award from the Mayor of London.
The Next Generation campaign will see Lambeth Council work alongside key cultural institutions in the borough to provide skills, jobs and opportunities for young people and those underrepresented in the cultural workforce.
The project aims include
- Expanding the radical ‘ERIC’ careers fair, designed for young people, by young people that engages hundreds of creative companies and showcases the best in young cultural talent in Lambeth
- Supporting 25 people from groups underrepresented in the cultural workplace to become Lambeth’s cultural leaders of the future
- Working with the Southbank Centre, BFI, National Theatre and Rambert to develop curriculum modules for Lambeth primary schools focusing on buildings and location, a new Lambeth Cultural Trail and learning tools
- The Old Vic theatre working with five cultural organisations across different art forms to support 30 new paid placements, including for people not in education, training or employment
- The Southbank Centre producing a WOW Girls project in five locations across the borough to support girls aged 16 to 18 interested in cultural careers to make changes in their own communities
- Development of a new ‘lab’ for BAME artists backed by Creative Skillset and B3 Media TalentLab, improving commercial and digital skills and gaining industry contacts