Young Norfolk Creatives call for creative change

Young Norfolk Creatives have produced a film with the simple yet effective message, "listen to us", as they champion the need for more support to the creative industries. 

Young Norfolk Creatives have produced a film expressing the need for arts councils, local councils and government to listen up about the importance of creativity in a young person’s life. 

The creative industry contributes billions to the economy but is yet to receive the recognition and status it deserves. As a result, many young people in Norfolk and nationwide lack access to creative outlets, and feel even less able to pursue a creative career. This includes but is not limited to “BAME people who make up only 11% of creative careers” and “women who make up only 37%.”

They call for greater representation, access and funding to make a young person’s creative hopes and dreams become a reality. Scripted and co-produced by Callum Ritchie, the short film is relevant, timely and conveys an important message. 

Check out the video and spread the word. It’s time young people were heard as they champion the benefits of the creative industry and those who work tirelessly to be a part of it. 

Header Image Credit: Norfolk Young Creatives

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Saskia Calliste

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Saskia is the Deputy Editor of Voice and has worked on campaigns such as International Women’s Day, Black History Month, and Anti-Bullying Week. Outside of Voice, Saskia is a published author (Hairvolution) and has guest featured in various other publications (The Women Writers’ Handbook/ Cosmopolitan/ The Highlight). She has a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism and an MA in Publishing. She is a mentor for Women of the World Global, has guest lectured at the University of Roehampton and has led seminars/panel talks on Race, Equality and Diversity. She was a 2022 Guest Judge for Dave (TV Channel) in search of the 'Joke of the Fringe'. She is 27-years-old, based in London, and loves to cook and explore new places in her spare time.

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