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Lambeth’s ‘Next Generation’ campaign wins funding from Mayor of London

A major cultural project proposal developed as part of Lambeth’s Radical Hearts Open Minds bid to be London’s Borough of Culture, has been awarded one of six Cultural Impact awards from the Mayor of London.

The Next Generation campaign will see Lambeth Council work alongside key cultural institutions in the borough to provide skills, jobs and opportunities for young people and those underrepresented in the cultural workforce.

The project aims include

  • Expanding the radical ‘ERIC’ careers fair, designed for young people, by young people that engages hundreds of creative companies and showcases the best in young cultural talent in Lambeth
  • Supporting 25 people from groups underrepresented in the cultural workplace to become Lambeth’s cultural leaders of the future
  • Working with the Southbank Centre, BFI, National Theatre and Rambert to develop curriculum modules for Lambeth primary schools focusing on buildings and location, a new Lambeth Cultural Trail and learning tools
  • The Old Vic theatre working with five cultural organisations across different art forms to support 30 new paid placements, including for people not in education, training or employment
  • The Southbank Centre producing a WOW Girls project in five locations across the borough to support girls aged 16 to 18 interested in cultural careers to make changes in their own communities
  • Development of a new ‘lab’ for BAME artists backed by Creative Skillset and B3 Media TalentLab, improving commercial and digital skills and gaining industry contacts

Lambeth has been awarded £200,000 to deliver the project.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted that Lambeth has been awarded funding to support a project that will help more young people from across the borough develop careers in the arts. Projects like this will ensure London remains a global capital of culture, by developing the next generation of cultural leaders.”

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