Creative Academies Network

We connect
Children & Young People to
Cultural Education,
Creative Practice &
Civic Leadership.

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What we are doing…


Performing Arts

| Arts & Crafts | Dance | Drama | | Music |

Cultural Heritage

| Oral Histories | Archive | Researching | Cultural Exchanges |


| Photography | Filmmaking | Virtual Reality | Gaming | Media Campaigns | Digital Design |


| Workshops | Training | Masterclasses | Qualifications | Projects |


| Apprenticeships | Internships | Employability Programmes | Work Experience |


| Start Ups | Innovation and Incubator Hub | Mentoring |


| Physical Activities | Fitness & Exercise | Food & Nutrition |


| Mentoring | Lifestyle Coach |

Participatory Activities

| Enrichment sessions | Projects | In and fter School |


| Social Action | Volunteering | Take Over Events |

Talent Development

| Bootcamps | Executive Training | Masterclasses |


| Meeting | Events | Forums |


Engage Enrich Educate |
| Empower | Elevate |

Some of our projects…













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Meet our
creative team

  • Jerrel Jackson FRSA

  • Dr Vishalakshi Roy

  • Truchio Power

  • Rachel Cole

  • Daniel Lal

  • Nicole Majcherczyk

  • Juanita Williams

  • Alex Williams

  • Daniel Miller

We are an awesome team with creative superhero powers!

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This is how we are connecting People, Place, Practice & Partnerships across the Black Country.


“We design, develop, delivery & dissemenate 
collaborative solutions towards innovation”

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To gain the latest news about our projects, events, opportunities and much more!

Check out our social media…

Don't forget to come and join us at Dartmouth park this Wednesday from 11am-4pm for some great fun! Many activities to take part in, including a range of sports as well as arts and crafts! #GoPlayWestBrom 🎨⚽️🏹🏸😁

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📢 Are you interested in helping young people get involved in #socialaction #volunteering #CommunityDevelopment #leadership in the Black Country? Don't hold back and join our team as our new Community and Citizenship Connector.
🕰 Deadline 28 Aug 2018

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Our iCAN Champions are back on top with bigger and better ideas, supporting the development of young peoples futures in Sandwell. Be sure to stay tuned! 😉🏆🙌🏽 🤫

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Some outdoor crafts at Oakwood Park & Jesson Playing Fields as part of #GoPlayWestBrom 🎨🎉🎭 Rock up & Play!

Image for the Tweet beginning: Some outdoor crafts at Oakwood
Image for the Tweet beginning: Some outdoor crafts at Oakwood
Image for the Tweet beginning: Some outdoor crafts at Oakwood

Come along to Red House Park and join in with the fun filled activities we have prepared for you! 🎨🏹⚽️🥅😁 #GoPlayWestBrom

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Image for the Tweet beginning: Come along to Red House
Image for the Tweet beginning: Come along to Red House

Good luck to everyone awaiting their results #alevelresultsday2018. Just remember, your future is not dictated by just these results. Local youth organisations provide a range of advice, support and guidance to ensure all young people are able to build bright futures

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Reflecting on how inspiring it was to be in a room full of women who shared a passion to empower young women and girls to lead change. Can't wait to keep building and see the project grow. 💪✨

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We can't wait to start EMPOWERING the next generation of female leaders with @UKYouth @BritishRedCross @YWTrust #empowHER

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Here's a fact that was thrown out today during our icebreaker after lunch. We were surprised this one was true.... What do you think?

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Lots of children, young people and families having loads of fun at Dartmouth Park and Pavilion today😁⚽🥅🏸🎨 #GoPlayWestBrom #FriendsOfDartmouthPark

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Image for the Tweet beginning: Lots of children, young people
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See whats on…


21aug11:00 am4:00 pmGo Play SandwellCharlemont Playing Fields (West Bromwich)

22aug10:00 am12:00 pmGo Play SandwellThe Branch (West Bromwich)

22aug11:00 am4:00 pmGo Play SandwellDartmouth Park (West Bromwich)

24aug10:00 am3:00 pmGo Play SandwellHamstead Library (Sandwell)

24aug4:00 pm8:00 pmFriday Night Sports Takeover!Young people taking the lead

25aug11:00 am4:00 pmGo Play Sandwell (Summer BBQ)West Bromwich High Street (West Bromwich)

28aug11:00 pm4:30 pmGo Play Sandwell (Explore and Discover Day)Oak House Museum (West Bromwich)

29aug11:00 am4:00 pmGo Play Sandwell (Giant Games Day)Dartmouth Park (West Bromwich)

30aug11:00 pm4:00 pmGo Play Sandwell (Summer Nature Day Camp)Red House Park (Sandwell)

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| Ambition Achieve | 
| Aspire |

All children & young people have the right to access new experiences and opportunities 
to live a fulfilling life that builds a brighter future

Creative Academies Network is a multi-layered organisation that supports the development of children & young people to reach their full potential through Cultural Education, Creative Practice & Civic Leadership as a catalyst for cultural, social and economic change.

To achieve our mission we have set five core goals

  • Children & Young People can access  & engage in arts, culture, heritage, media & sport.
  • Children & Young People can engage in education, employment & volunteering.
  • Children & Young People can access recreational & leisure time provision.
  • Children & Young People become motivated, self-aware, receptive, resilient, responsible, confident, and good communicators.
  • Children & Young People can access support, advice & training in their local community.

It is important we get the foundation just right to raise the aspirations and ambitions of children and young people locally and nationally

Join the Network
| Participant | Partner | Parent | Practitioner |

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Work with Us

We are providing Jobs, Work Experience, Youth Leadership & Volunteering opportunities across the Black Country.

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and motivating individual that has the passion for Volunteering, Social Action and Leadership in Young People. You will have an important role in our team to ensure that we co-design, co-develop,  co-deliver and co-disseminate creative projects for children and young people in the Black Country.

If you a passion for supporting the development of children and young people, join our creative team!

DEADLINE: 28th August 2018 at 10am

INTERVIEW DATE: 6th September 2018

Please download our application form and submit along with a one-page cover letter to using the subject “CCC Vacancy”

To note: We are not accepting CV submissions

For more information, please email

Youth Ambassador (Youth Management Board)

Creative Academies Network (CAN) has an exciting opportunity for up to twelve creative, passionate and dedicated 16 – 26 year olds to form its Youth Management Board (YMB). These voluntary positions will help steer the direction of CAN and play an integral role in ensuring CAN continues to engage with young people from across Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall and Dudley (Black Country).

Successful applicants will commit to a 12-month position on the YMB and attend at least 10 meetings per year, as well as participate in training and other engagement activities to support your own personal development that will feed into the responsibilities of the YMB. In addition you may select to sit on our specific project steering committees. 

Acting as ambassadors for CAN, the YMB will be invited to get involved and support CAN to ensure that young people are central to our future. In addition, it is essential that you can demonstrate a clear commitment to the development of young people and local communities across the Black Country. The successful young person must either currently live, work or learn in Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall or Dudley. Have enthusiasm for one or more of the following: 

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Sports, Health and Wellbeing
  • Education, Employment and Enterprise
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Youth Social Action, Volunteering and Leadership

During the 12-month period all Youth Management Board Members will have a series of opportunities made available in order to help develop leadership potential, knowledge of sector and business management. As this is a development role, we are seeking varied young people at different stages of their journey/career, but loads of energy and enthusiasm is a requirement. Due to the nature of the YMB, evening and weekend attendance/work may be required.

If you are interested and passionate about the opportunity, please down our application or submit a short 3 minute video (no technical skills required) or schedule a telephone interview, that responds to the following.

  • Why you are interested in becoming YMB member?
  • The knowledge, skills and experience that you can bring?
  • Why is your local area important to you?
  • An interesting fact about yourself that you would like us to know?

It is important to us that formal processes are not considered as a barrier, so we are happy to arrange a telephone conversation about this opportunity.

All success shortlisted submissions will be required to attend a group session.

CAN is strongly committed to diversity. We strive to recruit, retain and advance people of all backgrounds so that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities. For more information, please email