ELEVATE - supporting diverse talent in the creative industries
Lambeth’s mission to support diverse talent and open up the creative workplace
ELEVATE's mission is to support diverse talent and make sure that Lambeth's leading creative and digital industries are a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
ELEVATE launched at Rambert Studios on the South Bank, July 2019. The Elevators (ELEVATE’s young ambassadors) took a lead role in presenting the programme, as well as giving exceptional performances. ELEVATE is made possible by a Cultural Impact Award from the Mayor of London and Deputy Mayor, Justine Simons OBE showed her support for the mission by delivering an opening speech celebrating Lambeth and London’s creativity. Watch the highlights video here:
Over the coming years, ELEVATE will back pioneering projects, working with employers, educators and community groups to discover, nurture and promote creative talent.
To date ELEVATE has supported:
- ERIC Festival at POP Brixton, a radical careers fair designed by young people for young people.
* The Old Vic’s Lambeth Front Line, providing paid work placements in seven creative organisations across the borough.
* Inside Out, a youth stage at Lambeth Country Show, led by Livity in collaboration with 14 young people, Spiral Skills, School Ground Sounds, Juvenis and the Active Communities Network.
WOWsers, five girls clubs being set up in Lambeth’s secondary schools providing mentoring and bringing forward cultural change projects to be showcased at the tenth WOW Festival at South Bank Centre, 6-8 March 2020.
B3 Media’s Creative Catalyst, an incubator lab for artists and filmmakers to advance their careers - currently open for applications, DEADLINE 28 November 2019.
Keep an eye on this page and on the Lambeth Council twitter handle:
@lambeth_council #LambethELEVATE #OurLambeth #mylocalculture
Starting ELEVATE here and now is made possible by a Cultural Impact Award from the Mayor of London, secured by Lambeth Council through its London Borough of Culture bid – Radical Hearts. Open Minds. With this same spirit, we want to lift horizons and help shape futures for Lambeth’s next generation.