It gives us great pleasure to launch the brand new Young Creatives At Home programme. Young Creatives At Home is a series of specially commissioned online workshops, videos and creative activities produced by Young Creative Awards winners and associates, to generate and share positivity in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
Young people aged 11 to 24 in Nottingham are being encouraged to get creative at home during social isolation and enter their work into the annual Young Creative Awards. Nottingham actor Cassie Bradley – most recently seen in ITV drama McDonald and Dodds – urged young people to enter: “I’m so proud to be involved with this year’s Young Creative Awards celebrating the wealth of talent that Nottingham has to offer. I’d encourage all young people in Nottingham to put themselves forward as it’s an incredible opportunity to demonstrate their skills, build confidence and gain new experiences and contacts.
Last year it gave us great pleasure to publish The Nottingham Colouring Book, which was beautifully designed by Young Creative of the Year 2017, Isobelle Farrar. When the 2020 lockdown started, we made 5 of these colouring sheets available for free...
Given the developing coronavirus situation we have made the decision to postpone our planned Young Creatives Week – to include three Young Creative Awards ceremonies and associated exhibition – which was due to take place in the week commencing 18 May 2020.
It gives us great pleasure to launch The Nottingham Colouring Book, beautifully designed by Young Creative of the Year 2017, Isobelle Farrar. £1 from the sale of every copy of The Nottingham Colouring Book will be donated to The Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital run by Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
On Thursday 27 February (5pm – 8pm) we will be collaborating once again with The Big House and The Prince’s Trust for another Young Creatives’ Club at Blend. The Young Creatives’ Club is a space for younger creatives to to connect, network, hatch plans, collaborate, skill share, be curious, ask questions and discuss all things creative, digital, entrepreneurship, business, and beyond. If you are aged 16-25, this event is especially designed for you, although all ages are welcome.
Nottingham-based software company Serif have been announced as a key sponsor of this year’s Young Creative Awards, which is now open for entries. Serif is the team behind Affinity, a suite of professional creative applications for Mac, Windows and iPad which have been adopted by over two million users worldwide. The award-winning suite includes photo editing app Affinity Photo, graphic design app Affinity Designer and desktop publishing app Affinity Publisher, which was recently named Mac App of the Year 2019 by Apple.
22 year-old Chung-Lin Chen was the Young Creative Awards 2019 winner in the Fashion & Textiles category (19 – 24 age group). As part of her YCA prize, Chung-Lin had the opportunity to spend a week with the design team at Villa Nova, a division of the Romo Group. Founded in 1993, the Villa Nova studio specialise in creating modern, versatile fabrics, wallcoverings and accessories.