Podcast #13 — How the Make Bank will fight creative poverty Podcast #13 — How the Make Bank will fight creative poverty

Podcast #13 — How the Make Bank will fight creative poverty

Podcast #13 — How the Make Bank will fight creative poverty Podcast #13 — How the Make Bank will fight creative poverty

Episode 13 marks a new season for our podcast and a new theme: side projects. 

Made by Folk (as well as FormFiftyFive and Editions of 100 in the past) have always been passion projects for Daniel and myself. So we want to find out what others are doing in their spare time and of their own motivation. We believe that side projects can open doors and lead to great things, so in this second season we're going to try and find the best side projects out there.

 

 

 

We talk to Tom Pigeon's Kirsty Thomas about their social project The Make Bank
"It's about addressing some of the issues surrounding 'creative poverty’ and pupils' access to art and design subjects and careers. During my research I became aware that an increasing number of UK pupils from deprived backgrounds are choosing not to study creative subjects in school. This happens for a number of reasons but often because they don’t have, and can’t afford, the tools they need to complete their coursework or aren’t aware of the breadth of opportunity that exists in our industry." — Kirsty Thomas
Kirsty Thomas
The Make Bank will provide materials kits for economically disadvantaged pupils which will enable them to pursue a future in the creative industries. For now, they are focussing on kits for pupils age 14+ but are also developing a mentoring network and, in time, they're hoping to introduce a university scholarship scheme.
If you can help in any way then get in touch.