Fostering young talent

Fostering young talent

Issue 71 / Autumn 2018

The Young Ones

Fostering young people’s talents can be a starting point to involving under-represented communities in the work of arts, cultural and heritage organisations.

In this issue of JAM we look at a range of initiatives with young people and hear from individuals about their experiences of into getting involved in the sector and how their own talents have been nurtured.

Clare Francis from The Prince’s Trust explains the importance of providing the right support and opportunity to enable young people to fulfil their potential whatever their background.

The AMA’s CEO, Cath Hume, shares the AMA’s own plans for working with young people to help raise awareness of career opportunities within the sector.

Reece Williams from Young Identity and Chelsea Slater from Liverpool Girl Geeks and InnovateHer share their personal journeys as young people forging careers as well as the work they undertake with young people to develop talent.

Holly Burton from London Transport Museum explains the different programmes the museum offers to cultivate skills and workplace attitudes for people aged 16 to 25. And Patricia Bennett considers the impact Attenborough Arts Centre’s Next.Gen Creatives is having on its 14 to 19-year-old participants.

In Connect Discover Inspire, AMA member Ella Lewis-Collins shares the challenges and key learnings from working on the marketing campaign for the BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia at the British Museum. And this issue’s spotlight focuses on Lucy Jamieson, AMA’s Head of Programme.

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JAM cover image: Hannah Steele, Learning Apprentice (2014-2015) at Most Significant Change Evaluation Workshop © London Transport Museum / CC BY-NC-SA

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