Project information

FAD Creative Summer Workshops

To give an opportunity to 30 disadvantaged young people in London to make the most of the summer time to develop their creative skills while they have fun. Working with 14 – 19 year olds in museums such as the V&A and Design Museum to develop creativity and at FAD offices for technical skills.

July 2017 - August 2017

Charity information: FAD (Fashion Awareness Direct)

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  • Need

    Need

    London is a powerhouse of fashion but the opportunities within that industry do not present to disadvantaged youth despite them often being the inspiration for the trends the fashion industry gravitates towards. Our project will make a difference to creative young people by giving them technical and personal skills to facilitate their progression. Summer time is the ideal time as they are not in education nor can they afford to go away on holidays.

    Solution

    We will run a series of creative workshops over the summer months. Maximising educational resources at main museums in London and working with FAD staff and volunteers, disengaged young people will develop life skills - confidence and self-esteem- and technical skills.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Disadvantaged young people develop their creativity in a fun and

    Activities

    » A week of activities at London museums organised by FAD staff and supported by FAD volunteers. They will design, create and record learning

    At the end of the project they will have developed a portfolio with all the learning outcomes. This will help them in their college work and in future interviews for progression


    Aim 2

    Disadvantaged young people develop technical skills to make them employable

    Activities

    » A week of activities at UEL where young people will develop technical skills and produce a complete garment.

    They will have produced a garment which shows all the technical skills they have developed


  • Impact

    Impact

    We will make the fashion and creative industries more inclusive and will level the opportunities to access it
    - We will create a culture of giving and supporting disadvantaged young people among professionals in the fashion and creative industries
    - We will do case studies with success stories and will bring back to our programme the young people who progress as peer mentors

    We will demonstrate the success through evaluation of entry and exit questionnaires, feedback and interviews

    Risk

    Young people not raising to the challenge and dropping.
    We will make sure that the activities are so engaging that they will want to come to all of them.
    We will also make sure we have enough refreshments and drinks as it should be hot and to facilitate a festive atmosphere proper of the summer holidays.

    Reporting

    End of project evaluation report to include:
    - analysis of entry and exit questionnaires showing increase in personal and technical skills
    - feedback from young people
    - ongoing social media and website update

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 2 Workshops Leaders 10 workshops x 5 hrs over 2 weeks @ £40 per hour
      £2,400 Materials Materials for 30 YP at £80 each
      £2,500 Recruitment and evaluation FAD staff working for 4 weeks in these projects
      £600 Marketing Photography, social media, etc
      £500 Transport and refreshments 30 young people transport cost and refreshments
  • Background

    Location

    We will run workshops at FAD offices, at the University of East London and at museums in London such as the V&A and Design Museum. Young people will go to the different locations.

    Beneficiaries

    Young people from recognised disadvantaged backgrounds – ie single headed households,lower achieving ethnic groups, on free school meals, unemployed households or households in receipt of benefits, refugee/asylum seeker background or first generation to access HE. The majority (80%) will be from BME backgrounds. Some struggle with school and leave with few qualifications. Some are learning English as a second language, in or leaving care, young carers, dealing with bullying or family break up

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    FAD has 16 years’ experience developing extra-curricular programmes delivered in non-formal educational formats, with more than 8,000 young people from diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds.
    FAD has a long, proven track record of working in partnerships with more than 100 schools/colleges
    FAD has a database of more than 400 professionals working in the major groups of the fashion industry
    FAD achievements have been recognised with awards from BITC and LEPA

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Joanne Matthews, Creative Curriculum Director

    She will develop creative curriculum and resources for the young people to work to engaging creative projects

    Joanna Bradford

    She will work on recruitment, will attend all workshops, communicate with the young people and will monitor and evaluate the project.

    FAD Volunteers

    We aim to have at least 10 FAD volunteers supporting the young people in different activities.