“Educating a New Creative Class”

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We’re always busy at the Ideas Foundation, whether it’s with our own Projects, getting involved in supporting others in the creative industry, or working with Government. Whatever it takes to promote practical creativity. Take a look at what we’ve been up to recently, below.

Creative work from a year 10 student in Hackney 20 years ago. Poignant and powerful reminder of creativity and challenges for #bame #futurecreatives #hackney #youth #poetry ...

Projects like this help to bring young people into galleries and museums they wouldn’t usually access. As Liberty commented: I particularly enjoyed seeing the students interacting with art they have not previously been exposed to.

@NWCCC1@CFCCA_UK @FredLongworth @FLHSEnglish
@McrSchArt @ManMetUni
@CuriousMindsNW @sarahdelahoyde

In 2017, 92% of creative jobs in the UK were held by the most ‘advantaged’ in society; last year 73% of the country’s most disadvantaged young people were in Further Education at 16+. That’s why our work with FE provides is so important in helping us bridge that gap.
#IFlovesMCR ❤️ we passionately believe that the brightest ideas don’t come from one place or one type of person. That means working across UK regions and finding education partners who are as committed as we are to inclusive progression into creative industries. One of these heroes in is Lisa O’Loughlin @themcrcollege , where both staff and students in @TMBCCI are a constant source of inspiration to us.


The unique spirit of our city is being tested once again as we rally together to do everything we can to combat fallout from Covid-19. Despite #school shutdowns and home working by our #creative partners, our community of educators and creative employers are ‘thinking outside the box’ to keep business as usual as it can be.

A massive shout out to you all with thanks for your support, kindness and goodwill.
We’d love to share any inspirational stories of how you are keeping the creative industries talent pipeline alive during these testing times; across the network.
Share your tips for keeping the creative industries talent pipeline alive during these testing times


We are dedicating the month of April to our amazing team in the #northwest
Manchester’s cultural Godfather; the legendary Anthony H Wilson once said; ‘This is Manchester we do things differently here.’ The unique spirit of the city was recognised internationally in 2017 when the horrific terrorist attack during Ariana Grande’s concert, sparked an unprecedented show of camaraderie and passion for the city’s community and it’s inclusive values. We know from our work over ten years that Manchester and it’s people are a positive force to be reckoned with and our work up close and personal with schools, colleges and creative and cultural employers bears this out.

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