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Berkeley inspiring the next generation of artists

Young people aged 14-18 will be able to gain free training and industry mentorship in the arts sector this summer, as part of Berkeley’s new Kidbrooke Artist Development Programme, which will be delivered in partnership with global studio brand Pirate and non-profit youth organisation The Association for Development through Education, Information, and Support (DEIS UK), and Artfix.

Sign up by 25th July here

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Arts Workshops

Commencing on Friday 28th July, DEIS UK will conduct four half-day workshops over a five-week period covering music, lyric writing, photography and social media delivered at Artfix in Kidbrooke Village, culminating in a showcase presentation of their work on Friday 1st September.

As part of the Berkeley sponsored project, Pirate - who have over 700 branches across the world, will invite students to their Charlton (Royal Borough of Greenwich) studio. Here they will be able to hone the skills they have learnt and receive guidance from onsite staff and artists.

“We’re delighted that Pirate can support the ‘Kidbrooke Artist Development Programme’. We have a shared goal to empower young talent by removing common barriers to creativity like distance, financial constraints or lack of connections.

“Through mentorship and access to dedicated creative space in the local area, the scheme aims to nurture the next generation of artists in Greenwich.” - David Borrie, Co-Founder and CEO Pirate.

Sign up by 25th July here

This project forms part of a wide range of activities that have been developed by Kidbrooke Village’s Social Value Manager Kay Oldroyd who said:

“I'm pleased to be able to launch this programme this year, which is in direct response to the feedback we received from consulting young people in the area. With a range of subjects and experience on offer, I can’t wait to see how this will benefit those involved. I would urge anyone aged 14-18 to sign up as soon as possible as spaces are limited to 10 people.”

Karl Whiteman, Divisional Managing Director for Berkeley said:

“Investing in young people and providing them with an opportunity to nurture their skills is something that we encourage. This partnership could provide the foundation for someone to follow their dreams and gain valuable experience.”

Sign up by 25th July here

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