FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 16-30
Learn about the Circular Economy and Creative Enterprise and get support to:
Start a business
Develop a product or service
Create a behaviour change interaction artwork, film, performance or installation
Closing The Loop will offer an introduction into all things Circular; it will explore sustainability, entrepreneurship, design methodology and creative enterprise. We aim to help develop businesses that promote the circular economy in creative ways – which could be through a new product or service, through upcycling, recycling, by creating events or plays or even installations or artworks!
The 12 day programme will run at weekends and include hands on making workshops (inc 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machines), a visit to a recycling depot, teardowns and opportunities to pitch and present your ideas to industry experts. There is also cash up for grabs to develop your prototype product and test your business. The programme runs in Dover through October, followed by Sheppey in Nov/Dec and Gravesham in 2018 and will create the first youth Circular Economy Network in Kent.
Future Foundry has worked with over 400 young people in Kent through their popular Student Makers Market programme which offers free market stalls and ‘street based’ business training to young creative entrepreneurs.
The Circular Economy is a vision of a world where both the making and using of products wastes nothing. It offers an alternative to the traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) and aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. WRAP
No prior experience or qualifications needed, if you are:
- Interested in art, design, drama, dance
- Interested in event management, public engagement, activism
- Want to use creativity to tackle social problems, improve your community, help the environment
- Want to start a business or develop a product
- Are interested in entrepreneurialism or a career in the arts
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and book a place.