Creativity Squared

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Creativity Squared is JGA’s project to help Londoners into jobs and education in the film and TV, video gaming, drama and other creative sectors.

The project aims to enable young people not in education or employment and unemployed and economically inactive adults to gain industry relevant and pre-apprenticeship skills and progress into sustainable employment, education or training opportunities in the creative sector.

Alongside training in specific job skills, participants are supported with barriers to work such as confidence, lack of recent experience, basic skills, job seeking skills or other related barriers such as debt or transport difficulties.

Each participant will have a mentor who will mentor them through the programme and on until a sustained job outcome is reached.

Within 4 weeks of finishing training the participants will move into job roles, apprenticeships or further/higher education connected to the creative sector.

The courses are delivered in partnership with a range of fantastic organisations with creative sector specialisms.

Our partners include:

  • Mama Youth Project – based at Sky in West London, Mama Youth Project and JGA help 18-25 years olds from all backgrounds into the TV and media industry through training and work placements. Completers often go on to work for Sky or the BBC.
  • National Youth Theatre (NYT) – with alumni like Daniel Craig and Zawe Ashton and a brand new Islington facility, the NYT and JGA provide the Stepping Up programme which offers acting and arts leadership qualification pathways for unemployed 18-25 year olds and those without a full level 2 qualification. Completers progress on to college, work or NYT’s level 3 Stepping Up programme.
  • Playback Studio – deliver bespoke creative media programmes to break down barriers. Specialising in the gaming sector, Playback do marvellous things to help local young people into work and education.
  • Film London – the hub for the Mayor of London’s support for the film and gaming industry. Film London and JGA are working together to support film production teams.
  • West London College – with creative, media design, production and creative sector trade courses, the college, based in Ealing, Hammersmith, Park Royal and Southall, helps young people into creative sectors.
  • Goldsmiths University – creative powerhouse and part of the University of London, the focus is on progression within the South East London creative sector.

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