The Young Pioneers programme is a series of activities led by the participants of our creative skills development programme for 16-25 year olds. Supported by industry experts, our young pioneers worked to develop and deliver their own project that uses creativity to drive change in their local area.
Our first group of Young Pioneers began their programme in August 2022, and in February 2023 they launch their creative community projects across the borough.
Featured projects and events
A free public screen showcasing the work of local animation and gaming students from the Centre for Digital Technologies, which took place on 29th & 30th March 2023.
If you missed the live screening, you can still view Portal Basildon on youtube.
For further information visit: www.portalbasildon.co.uk
Rising Stars Fair
A youth-led celebration of upcoming local artistic talent, featuring a gallery, workshops and performances, held at Towngate Theatre on 17th February 2023.
For more information, visit @risingstarsfair
For locals to Pitsea, a new creative crew has landed to explore local identity and help everyone in Pitsea get creative. Between15th-17th February, Pitsea Pirates will visited community groups and local residents to run pirate-themed workshops.
If you’d like to get involved with Pitsea Pirates, sign up to hear more about the project.