youth council

Ivors Academy to host three new Creators’ Conversations episodes

The webinars will feature newly appointed Academy Youth Council representatives.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 21 Aug 2020
  • min read

Ivors Academy have announced the next and final three episodes of their Creators’ Conversations webinars, which will take place over the course of the next few weeks. 

The sessions introduce and spotlight representatives of the newly formed Youth Council, sharing insights into their professional work as young creators and their roles within The Ivors Academy.

The Academy’s Youth Network, which was established last autumn, is a growing and connected community of young creators and a hub of partnerships with Universities, Colleges and other non-academic organisations. The Network aims to empower and educate young songwriters and composers of all genres and provide a platform at the Academy to voice views on music industry issues.

The newly formed Youth Council is made up of sixteen young creators from the Academy’s Youth Network, acting as an advisory group which will form a central role in shaping the future of the Academy. Two members of the Council have been co-opted the Academy’s Board.

Webinar dates are as follows: 

Wed 26 August - 3pm - 4pm

Creators’ Conversations with Andrew Chen, Carmel Smickersgill, William Davenport and Gary Carpenter.

Wed 9 September - 3pm - 4pm

Creators’ Conversations with Kizzy Crawford, Rosie Frater-Taylor, Sahra Gure and Orphy Robinson MBE.

Wed 23 September - 3pm - 4pm

Creators’ Conversations with Sam Johnson, Molly Toner, Jo de Ruiter, Emma McGrath and Helienne Lindvall.

Discussing the Youth Council, Wesley John, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, The Ivors Academy says: ‘Establishing the Youth Network Council has been a key initiative to strengthen the diversity of our collective voice at The Ivors Academy. I am thrilled to welcome Hope, Imogen, and members of the Youth Council, and am confident they will make a positive impact for our young creator community and the growth and success of The Ivors Academy.’