Led by Louise Blackwell, Charlotte Vivian and James Barton, LOOKOUT helps young people unleash their potential, increase self-esteem, and build resilience through high quality creative experiences otherwise unavailable to them. We are working towards future generations of happier, motivated people inspired by a sense of possibility. Since 2018 we have worked in partnership with six primary schools in Brighton & Hove and Crawley, BHASVIC Sixth Form College, GB MET, Brighton Festival and Dome, local charities and internationally renowned artists to achieve that vision.
Recent projects include:
The Book of Brighton & Hove
The Book of Brighton & Hove is a guide book unlike any other.
Created by London-based artists Andy and Beckie and produced by us as part of Brighton Festival and Caravan 2022, this guide book will be written collaboratively by over 200 children from Benfield, Woodingdean, Queen’s Park and St Luke’s Primary schools.
The Creative Leadership Programme
Over 8 weeks in 2022 we hosted a leadership programme for black creatives and others with marginalised identities in Brighton & Hove in partnership with a range of black and brown artists, cultural spaces, local charities and BHASVIC Sixth Form College in Brighton & Hove and beyond.
A creative mentoring programme in partnership with local charities, BHASVIC Sixth Form College and Brighton Festival resulting in a live streamed performance event at The Old Market in Hove.
Find out more about these projects here.
The children have grown and flourished all round. It has impacted hugely on their self-confidence, conviction to try, positive engagement and their desire to be creative in lots of different groups. class teacher, Benfield Primary School
To have the chance to work with creative professionals aged 9 is phenomenal on a multitude of levels. It has widened her horizons inspiring her, providing knowledge, advice, linking her passions to tangible careers to aspire to. Attending the children’s showcase was amazing! Parent of Benfield participant
We piloted the project in 18/19 in partnership with Benfield Primary School and BHASVIC 6th Form College and since then have worked with partners such as the Hummingbird Project, Miss Represented, Amaze Sussex and GB Met.
I think LOOKOUT has made me more open to saying ‘yes’ to opportunities and being more confident in my creativity. BHASVIC mentee
If you work with people who need some creativity in their lives and are interested in getting involved in the work we do, drop me a line.
Supported by Arts Council England, Brighton & Hove City Council, Sussex Community Foundation and the Chalk Cliff Trust.