Led by Real Ideas and Future Creators, Badge Nation is a powerful collective of employers, schools, colleges, training providers, and informal educators. We are committed to recognising what individuals learn, achieve, and accomplish outside of formal accredited learning.
The C-CARE (Covid Channel Area Response Exchange) initiative will support people at risk of exclusion from the labour market and businesses at risk of closure. The programme provides support via direct and virtual interactions with 40 businesses in Plymouth and the surrounding catchment.
Working in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions in Cornwall we are operating Cornwall’s youth hub. We provide a programme to support young people to build skills and harness their passions.
They are our common heritage; our shared wealth and they belong to all of us that call Plymouth home. We have a dazzling range of woodlands, parks, squares and waterfronts covering some 1600 hectares – over one third of the city’s land area.
Green Minds is a city-wide project funded by the ERDF Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) programme. It provides urban areas with resources to test innovative solutions to address urban challenges, including nature-based solutions. Green Minds is a system for rethinking nature – as a solution, not a problem and will develop, test, and demonstrate a transferable and sustainable system for planning and managing land in the urban environment.
Green Thinkers is 6-week programme for 18-25 year olds living in Plymouth.
Through a range of learning activities and hands on work experience, young people will learn about working with green spaces, gain industry insight and develop the skills to secure a job that’s just right for them.
Illuminate Light Festival is a powerful immersive experience, offering audiences beautiful projection mapping; playful light art installations; joyous performances and myriad opportunities to engage, participate and make. With light art created by artists, technologists, designers, architects, performers and children alike.
iMayflower is helping Plymouth shout about its culture and creativity offer, develop a long term, sustainable legacy and provide skills and learning opportunities through events and community engagement. We are also supporting creative sector businesses to become more visible on an international stage.
Print in Action brings printmakers from Plymouth and beyond together, revealing incredible talent, and celebrating print in its inspiring forms.
Led by the community of printmakers at Ocean Studios and starting in April 2022, Print in Action is a six-month programme of workshops, masterclasses, talks and discussions, culminating in a three-day festival from 21st – 23rd October 2022.
Are you aged 16-30 and based in the Southwest? Do you have a brilliant idea for a creative business or project? We can help you develop your idea, write a plan, find funding, and access the facilities you need to get your idea off the ground!
Starting out as a maker is tough, which is why we are committed to supporting emerging creatives in our spaces with our new campaign, Print in Action.
Real Ideas are here to help with your next steps in your print making journey. This summer, we are looking to support six print focused short-term residencies for graduates, students and emerging artists/makers in Ocean Studios.