Creative Natives is an exciting and ambitious partnership project between BOLD and the Cyrenians and is aimed at giving vulnerable young people, aged 15 plus, the life skills and self-esteem to change their own futures. The project is speifically targeted at those experiencing difficulties or disengaging from school and seeks to build confidence, learning and experience through creativity - building on the creative gifts and interests they already have.
We facilitate the exploration of creative ideas, with two designers on hand; use of graphics, photography, poster and flyer design plus portfolio preparation are made readily available for those who can commit to the full programme. Through providing a supportive environment, with individual key workers on hand, we encourage and nurture creative ideas initiated by participants. We can offer careers guidance and support where necessary, ensuring young people attain the most out of their experience in exchange for the commitment of continued attendance.
In addition to project work the young people also take part in inspirational visits to galleries, museums and related events. At the culmination of each placement, a portfolio of participants work can be prepared to support college applications and interviews for work within the creative industry. It is a very exciting project that young people will benefit from, will have fun being part of and greatly enjoy in the process.
Creative Natives Supporting Vulnerable Young People into the Creative Industries
"We have been working with BOLD for just over a year to create a new brand image for Hanover. BOLD are a creative, talented and very capable company and are also very good to work with. They engage with you to really understand your business and, in Hanover’s case, they also displayed a very strong sense of value alignment. I have been impressed with their approach: nothing has been too much trouble for them and they go that extra mile to get the job done right. Taking all of these ingredients together, they have produced for Hanover a very exciting new identity which I am proud of: it is modern, strong and dynamic. BOLD are a refreshing company seriously worth considering and I have no hesitation in recommending them."
Helen Murdoch, Chief Executive, Hanover Scotland