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WE ARE CREATIVE SPARKWORKS

An audio-visual training charity in Lambeth

We skill up then find entry level paid work in the film and TV industry for our young vulnerable students from under-represented groups. We also continue to support them for years to come.

WE SUPPORT YOUNG CREATIVE MINDS & TALENTS

NURTURING THE FIRST SPARK OF INTEREST

ENHANCING WELLBEING & LIFE SKILLS INTO WORK

“Creative Sparkworks has changed my life. They have given me the confidence and opportunity to pursue a career in film”.

-Omar, one of our star students.

We exist to support creative young minds and talents from disadvantaged groups of young people including those with lived-experience of mental health issues, those facing poverty and homelessness, and young carers. We nurture their first spark of interest and ambition with hands-on free technical and employability skills training led by practicing young industry professionals; we strive to source paid work for our trainees through our established links in the industry of film, TV and design. Underpinned with mentoring from young inspirational practitioners and industry representatives, our nationally accredited courses build self-confidence and instil professional standards, with work placements paid at the London Living Wage. We are pleased that students maintain contact over years not months sustaining our tailored support for job opportunities, networking, masterclasses, signposting to further and higher education. We offer in-house freelance employment in ‘LAMBETH WALK FILMS’, our alumni peer production unit which responds to requests from local businesses, charities and musicians to create promotional film and video content.

Our students were employed and paid to film the famous Lambeth Country Show this summer & with dedication, preparation & excitement our crew were well-equipped & supported by young industry professionals to do a great job capturing the important event of the year.

We work with a wide range of talented young adults aged 18 – 30+ from under-represented groups who are passionate to start a career in the film and TV sector. We wedge open the door of opportunity for them with our free film courses, led by dedicated industry professionals who share their up to date expertise. The media workshop also provides a safe space for valuable socializing and friendship groups for like-minded individuals. Personal development is supported by experienced key workers specializing in youth and mental wellbeing.

A group of our students agreed to be interviewed for Black Thrive – a partnership for black wellbeing – to present at this year’s Brixton Reel Festival.
Live action filming by the Film Forever and Creative Skillset funded ‘Film2Learn2£arn’ course in the famous Lambeth Walk