See below for details about our current projects. In the section beneath, you’ll find links to information about the projects we have delivered in the past.
With our friends at Box to Box Films, we provide paid work placements for young people whose backgrounds and lived experiences are typically underrepresented in the film industry.
We also offer a range of other creative industry work placements through ongoing partnerships. Find out more about our current opportunities here.
Mentors offer one-to-one career guidance and knowledge sharing, as well as providing other useful opportunities for a mentee to take the next steps towards their goals. Find out more.
In 2020, we joined the Erasmus+ funded strategic partnership project: (re)Write the Narrative: Sharing Decolonial Practice in European Youth Education. You can read more about this here.
Islington Ignite is a programme that awards grants of £300 maximum to young people that live or study in Islington. Click here to find out more.
Creative Opportunities CIC was chosen to be a delivery partner for Young Catalyst in 2020/21. Alongside our Youth Board, we awarded 26 grants to local young people for a range of equipment, supplies, training courses and more. Read about Young Catalyst here.
Between late 2019 and early 2020, we partnered with The Winch to deliver community organising training to a group of young people affected by youth violence who were working on a participatory action research project, Take Back the Power. Click to find out more.
We have been privileged to work on numerous occasions with FORWARD, a women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls. Read about our long-term partnership with FORWARD here.
In 2018 and 2019, we delivered mentoring programmes that matched 14 and 30 pairs of mentees and mentors from a range of creative industries. Click here to read more about our hugely successful mentoring programmes.
In 2018 Creative Opportunities CIC hosted 31 youth workers from 12 countries and 15 guest speakers and trainers, trainers to deliver Supporting Youth to Act Local and Be Social – a training course funded by Erasmus+. You can read about the programme here.
In 2018 we worked with seven young people aged 16-25 to research, plan and record Mental Health Untangled, a podcast about mental health, wellbeing and youth social action. Visit the programme page here.
City Leaders was a youth leadership and social action programme delivered by Creative Opportunities. Read about the programme by clicking here.
On Africa Day (Thursday May 25th, 2017) Creative Opportunities CIC co-hosted a celebration of African and Diaspora culture at the Dalston Roof Park in Hackney, London. Read about the event here.
We worked with a group of young disabled people from the youth board of the CanDo Partnership to make a documentary, Working With Disability, exploring the relationship between disability and employment. Read about and watch the film here.
In 2017, we held a launch party at the Lights of Soho Art Gallery in London for The Earth Issue, a zine that promotes environmental activism through art and visual culture. Read about the launch event here.
In 2016, Creative Opportunities CIC was commissioned to create a promotional video for Medact’s Healthy Planet Better World conference and to document six talks from keynote speakers. More information is available here.
In 2016, we composed and produced the music for two videos made by The London Fairness Commission. You can read about and watch them here.
In 2016, we organised four paid work experience placements for young people with Flow Conceptions’ Torus project, an audio-visual work of art that has been toured extensively around UK festivals. Read about it here.
In partnership with London Youth and the youth board of Talent Match London, we developed the music and sound for an animation called Journey Of Change, which you can read about and watch here.
In 2016, with funding from Grow Wild, we made a short film called Summer Bloom about the beauty, symmetry, diversity, and significance of British wildflowers. Watch it by clicking here.
In collaboration with the organisation Positive Money, we took to the streets of London with a video camera and asked young people, where do you think money comes from? You can watch the video by clicking here.
The Cool Globes project is a public art exhibition about climate change that originated in the United States. We adapted the project and delivered a series of workshops for students at Grazebrook Primary School in Hackney, London. You can read about the project and view all the globes that were made here.
We worked with a group of year six students to create an original stop-motion animation about cooperation and teamwork, which you can read about and watch by clicking here.
International Mindedness was Creative Opportunities CIC’s very first project! We invited children from Grazebrook primary school in Hackney, London, to creatively explore the idea of International Mindedness and how people relate to their environment.