Joining The Call To Create (@RoundhouseLDN)

As as a young artist work­ing for a youth led char­ity, plus liv­ing in Lon­don which has a multi-dis­cip­lin­ary and multi-cul­tur­al arts scene — you learn how dif­fi­cult it is to pro­gress.

So, why is it so dif­fi­cult to pro­gress?

As Mar­tin Luth­er King Jr. said ” Our goal is to CRE­ATE a beloved com­munity and this will require a qual­it­at­ive change in our souls as well as a quant­it­at­ive in our lives”

This short quote can be eas­ily applied to us as a cre­at­ive com­munity and help us to reflect on how we func­tion as a COM­MUNITY.

Com­munity cohe­sion is essen­tial in the arts so young people like me can pro­gress. This is why I found the Call To Cre­ate (C2C) net­work refresh­ing, as it is build­ing col­lab­or­a­tion between many organ­isa­tions that might oth­er­wise not find each oth­er else­where and have the space and time to work togeth­er. It is push­ing ignit­ing pas­sion and bring­ing organ­isa­tions togeth­er to help cre­ate oppor­tun­it­ies for young artists.

Last month , I atten­ded a Call To Cre­ate meet­ing, at the Round­house, rep­res­ent­ing I Am Hip Hop Magazine and No Bounds. There was just over 20 of us sat in a circle at the begin­ning as the meet­ing began. There were a lot of warm intro­duc­tions and we found out about a vari­ety of excit­ing pro­jects and organ­isa­tions. It was very good to know that the pro­spect and over­all object­ive of this net­work was to put young people into the heart of the pro­gramme. Being the only teen­ager there how­ever, I would love to have seen more young people attend as there was a lot of know­ledge­able inform­a­tion and excit­ing pro­jects going on that would be use­ful to them.roundhouse

One thing I found out in that meet­ing was that Round­house have an open access eth­os which makes their ser­vices and resources more access­ible loc­ally and inter­na­tion­ally. So there was dis­cus­sion on the eth­os of the Round­house at one point, and how their eth­os is push­ing them to try out dif­fer­ent things. This net­work is def­in­itely a great example of this!

Call To Cre­ate is a net­work estab­lished by the Round­house with over 80 cre­at­ive organ­isa­tions around the world involved. It is find­ing its feet as an estab­lished net­work, and stable found­a­tion from which cre­at­ive pro­jects and pro­grammes can devel­op to really sup­port young emer­ging talent.The net­work aims to show­case young people in vari­ous pro­jects in the Round­house and feed­ing it back into the C2C pro­gramme. So you could say it is dif­fer­ent pos­it­ive pro­jects from a sim­il­ar philo­sophy. There was a lot of dis­cus­sion towards the end of the meet­ing about chal­lenges in par­ti­cip­at­ory pro­ject set­tings and mak­ing pro­fes­sion­al pro­jects inclus­ive to all young people.

Young people are at the heart of all this from plan­ning the pro­jects to the cre­at­ive exe­cu­tion. It’s early days for this Call To Cre­ate Net­work but 2015 is set to be a massive year and step for­ward for all involved in it. Come and join the Call To Cre­ate!

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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