The FUSION PRIZE invites schools, universities, charities, businesses, and others to work together and pitch ideas for innovative programmes or products designed to develop the creative, communication, organisational and thinking skills of London’s children or young people through cultural experiences.
FUSION PRIZE WINNERS
The Pattern were announced as winners of the inaugural Fusion Prize during a virtual ceremony on Thursday 29 October 2020.
Created by Nate Agbetu and Ayo Fagbemi, The Pattern is an incubator scheme and curriculum designed to give future community leaders, cultural producers and aspiring creatives from underrepresented groups the tools and infrastructure they need to develop community projects.
The first cohort to take part in The Pattern will be made up of four groups who will be mentored through a curriculum which focuses on four main practices: Research, Ideation, Curation and Production. Participants will be guided through various stages of cultural production, introducing them to research methodologies, interview techniques, idea formation, story development, budgeting, and negotiating. Following this, each group will be granted £5,000 each to bring their projects to life in partnership with some of Culture Mile’s core partners.
To find out more about The Pattern and to apply for a place on their first incubator scheme, visit playnice.london. Applications are open until Monday 25th January.
Six finalists were chosen for the inaugural Fusion Prize. All six projects were awarded £1,000 seed funding to develop their proposal further over the last few months. The winner has been awarded £50,000 to pilot their proposal.
Find out more about the six finalist projects below.
Proposals responded to the following challenge statement:
What new ideas can demonstrate how engagement with creativity and culture can help young Londoners develop the skills they need for the 21st century workplace?
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To collaborate with any of the finalists, email firstname.lastname@example.org