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CREATIVE FUTURES

Running since 2016, Creative Futures is a conference for young people, about applied creativity and supported by Arts Council England. In 2018, we sent filmmaker Paul Stringer across Worcestershire to gather advice from some of the leading creatives in the West Midlands.

HAMISH GILL

Co Founder F8 Creates/The Kiln

Hamish tells us about how photography is a tiny percentage of his role as a photographer, and why timing was on his side in developing a creative and tech coworking space for Worcester.

REBECCA POWELL

Community Arts Intern

Rebecca speaks to filmmaker Paul Stringer about her internship experience with us, and the importance of not losing young people in a corporate machine.

CLARE WOOD

Youth Development, Dancefest

Clare spoke to us about collaboration, seeing young people she's worked with develop and how you can't always walk into your dream job.

JESS MAY DAVIES

Writer and Workshop Facilitator

Jess speaks to filmmaker Paul Stringer about the varied and open nature of creative writing, advice for inspiring writers and how she would be a baker if she wasn't in the arts.

ELAINE KNIGHT

Arts Development Officer

Elaine spoke to us about her varied role at Worcestershire County Council; the importance of finding a mentor, and why its imperative to provide opportunities for young people now.

HEIDI MURPHY

Creative Director, Creative CoLab

Heidi speaks to filmmaker Paul Stringer about wellbeing in the workplace and the need for people to care across organisations about the people they encounter.