Creative & Cultural Skills attended the launch of the Wales Creative Industries Academy
The Wales Creative Industries Academy is a new collaboration between the University South Wales and the FE colleges throughout Wales. It will provide unique learning opportunities for young people who have been identified as being ‘more able and creatively talented’ than many of their peers.
The project was launched on 30 January in the university with a lecture from Robin Moore, the Head of Innovation at BBC Wales and visiting lecturer, followed by a tour of the Cardiff campus.
The university and FE colleges will work together to provide creative challenges that stretch high achievers, raise their aspirations, and develop leadership potential. As part of the scheme, each cohort of students will spend one year on the programme in order to complete a Gold Arts Award.
Sarah Hughes, Head of Skills Academy Wales, attended the launch. She said "I was pleased to be able to attend the launch of University of South Wales’ Creative Industries Academy. It was inspiring to see young people from across Wales come together and take their first step on this new programme together. As Creative & Cultural Skills is the Training Agency in Wales for Arts Award, I am also delighted to see that Gold Arts Award is being used as the additional qualification in the project.”