Join us to celebrate creativity without boundaries
Burberry Inspire is designed to change the way young people see the world and understand their potential. It partners eight schools in Yorkshire and six in New York with cultural powerhouses from the world of theatre, dance, film and visual arts, challenging and nurturing their creativity, ambition and skills.
Our New York film Partner, Reel Works has created this short film that tells the story of years two and three of Burberry Inspire – a year where dance, studio art, and film were taught not in the same room, but across thousands of rooms. What an extraordinary feat. The film documents the resilience of the students, the art they created, and the collaboration between the arts Partners. There was no way they weren’t going to finish what they started, and bring Burberry Inspire to the students they serve.
Each year the students work with a different Artist in Residence from these partner organisations to create work with Key Stage 3 students that responds to a given brief. It’s not easy, but they come out of their comfort zones, learn new skills, but most importantly, they discover what their inner creativity makes them capable of.
Creativity always finds a way
Over the last year, a partnership project between Yorkshire and New York resulted in Creativity Kits – a versatile way to bring creative thinking to students during the pandemic. They were filled with activities and equipment across the four creative disciplines and through the steadfast resolve of our Partners, found their way into the hands of 7000 students on both sides of the pond. Even in the face of the most difficult and worrying year, Burberry Inspire students showed determination, strength and resilience, responding to the uncertain times with the same creativity and passion that we’ve seen throughout the programme so far.