As someone who currently works in the creative industry, you know first-hand just how hard it is to get your foot in the door. That's why we're sure you'll jump at the chance to help a young creative get their journey off to a great start.
I Am Creative is a wonderful opportunity for young people to explore and realise their creative talents. As their mentor you would nurture their ability, help them grow in confidence and maybe even inspire them to develop a successful career in the creative industries.
It only takes some initial training to get you started, followed by a few hours over a six week period. By giving your time and talents you can help prepare young creatives for life after school or college and show them they may have talent they never knew they had. It is a great thing to add to your professional development plan and we are currently developing official training and accreditation with the Open University and IPA so I Am Creative will continue to grow in profile.
Becoming an I Am Creative mentor is extremely rewarding. It enables you to share your wisdom and experience with young people who are eager to learn and share their ideas as well as giving you the opportunity to reflect on your own practice.
"I've really enjoyed mentoring my student through I Am Creative; it's re-enthused me about the job I do and what the industry can offer young people. Sarah was brilliant to work with - she was diligent, responded well to the challenges I gave her, and surprised me with the quality of her thinking."
(Mentor in I Am Creative Pilot)