Great news for Lighthouse Young Creatives alumni

We’re celebrating the success of two of our Lighthouse Young Creatives alumni who have made giant leaps in their creative careers recently.

Elsa Monteith who was part of our 2019-2020 Lighthouse Young Creatives cohort has been successful in applying for funding from Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice programme. Elsa will be spending the next year experimenting with and working on an ‘anti-algorithm’ newsletter called Discontented.

Elsa will commission, curate, and create a growing library of written work designed for a ‘less digital’ community, whilst exploring alternative methods of measuring artistic impact without profit-driven engagement statistics or data tempered by big tech. Elsa will be supported by a network of creative mentors and co-conspirators including our very own Lighthouse CEO/Artistic Director, Alli Beddoes.

Meanwhile, Hazel Davis, who was part of the same cohort of Lighthouse Young Creatives in 2019-2020 has just been invited to join the Southbank Centre New Poets Collective 2022/23. Hazel joins a group of up to 15 poets from diverse backgrounds, who will be supported to hone their skills; expand their knowledge and confidence; and receive industry insight sessions to build their writing careers in the years ahead. The programme culminates in presentations at the London Literature Festival 2023 and an anthology of new poetry.

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