Realise

Realise

Realise! aimed to support and develop the entrepreneurial skills and inventions of young disabled people in the South East through a programme of opportunities, to allow young people to develop key business skills, explore their entrepreneurial energies, and appreciate the value of international collaboration in a world-class business environment. Also, to create a legacy of improved representation and opportunities for young disabled people in business and enterprise, increasing the number of young disabled business leaders and entrepreneurs and helping organisations to achieve a cultural shift in their own practice.

The programme nurtured the enterprising skills of 40 disabled young people through a comprehensive menu of development opportunities including mentoring and peer support, workshops, work placements, accredited qualifications, business development sessions and training, competitive events and bespoke/tailored skills development sessions. They were inspired, supported, encouraged to identify and follow their ambitions, they developed critical business skills and accessed a number of learning experiences. All 40 young people benefited from a work placement; one school group reached the final and came third in the 2012 Reaching For Gold competition – a competition encouraging innovation in young people; audiences of over 6150 were reached through gigs, festivals and presentations. The project worked with a range of businesses in the South East and helped to create a culture shift within those organisations.

Realise was part of Creative Junction’s Create Compete Collaborate (CCC) programme inspired by 2012.
 
Campaign!/Collaborations!/ Realise!/Starting line! was developed for Accentuate, a transformational programme of 15 projects, inspired by the Paralympic Movement, which seeks to change perceptions and offer opportunities to showcase the talents of deaf and disabled people. Accentuate has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK, SEEDA and the regional cultural agencies. Screen South is the home of Accentuate.
Creative Junction was an Accentuate and Cultural Olympiad delivery partner.