London, February 1, 2021 – TLNT Holdings has launched its co-creation platform Untitled for young people aged 11-18 years. The platform aims to democratise the creative industries by giving all young people, regardless of their ethnicity, faith, location or socio-economic background equal opportunity to realise their creative potential. Untitled will focus on inspiring, nurturing and supporting young creators with the tools, learning and creative inspiration to practise their skills. They will be able to gain confidence and experience by responding to creative briefs from brands and icons from the worlds of music, film, fashion, design, sport and much more.
Maya Bogle, Talenthouse Co-Founder, (part of TLNT Holdings) comments: “For over a decade we’ve been engaging adult creatives through Talenthouse and we’re thrilled to extend our support with the launch of Untitled to young creatives — especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We recognise that all too often it is the children from privileged families or with the right “connections” that break down the closed doors of the creative industries. Now, more than ever, there is a need for things to change and we hope to inspire all kids from all backgrounds with access to creative opportunities, learning, internships and more.”
The platform is being launched with the full support of the Design & Technology Association (D&TA) who are embedded into the school curriculum here in the UK and also SuperAwesome to ensure that the platform provides a safe environment for children.
One of the first of many exciting briefs to be hosted on the platform is from the D&TA and Mojo Nation who are challenging students to come up with the next hit collectable toy range with selected creators getting the opportunity to pitch their idea “Dragon’s Den” style into a panel of judges from top toy brands.
Clare McKeeve, CEO, TLNT Holdings said: “Untitled was born out of our desire to inspire and enable young creatives with exciting real-world opportunities. With the pandemic still raging and homeschooling necessary, Untitled aims to support and inspire schools, teachers, parents and children alike with exciting, yet educational briefs. Through enabling the next generation of talent to hone their skills and give them access to unrivalled industry experts, we aim to instil and heighten their creative passion.”
Ryan Ball, Director of Education, Design & Technology Association: “We are really excited to be partnering with Mojo Nation on this Untitled brief. We feel really strongly that contextualising design and technology is a fantastic way to bring content alive. This brief brings with it some fantastic opportunities and we are really looking forward to seeing students’ D&T skills and creativity shine!”
Billy Langsworthy, Co-Founder, Mojo Nation: “We’re delighted to help Untitled and the Design & Technology Association with this exciting new initiative. Hopefully, it can kick-start an interest in toy design among the participants and help usher in an exciting new generation of design talent.”
Untitled is a creative education platform designed for young people aged 11-18 with the full backing of the D&T Association and other educational bodies. This co-creation platform aims to inspire and equip young creators from all backgrounds with the tools to reach their creative potential at school and beyond. Untitled will provide invaluable resources, as well as real-world opportunities to collaborate with global brands and icons from the worlds of music, film, fashion, sport and more.
TLNT is building the definitive social network and a new economic model for creators. An ecosystem for inspiration, recognition, learning, collaboration and income.
The D&T Association is the UK’s expert authority for design and technology education, with over 20,000 educational members giving access to over one million 11-18-year-old students. They develop and promote high-quality design and technology teaching and learning as an essential part of the rounded education of all young people. They link schools and students with the world of business, manufacturing and industry and lobby government and key decision-makers to ensure that the subject’s value is duly recognised and supported.
Mojo Nation is dedicated to celebrating the creativity of the toy, game and designer community and accelerating talent, opportunity and ideas for inventors of all levels, from design students and one-man bands to R&D teams within toy firms.
SuperAwesome’s technology provides the tools for safe digital engagement with almost half a billion young people every month. With their help, we’ve been able to design a safe space where creativity can thrive. All our Young Creator accounts are hosted by SuperAwesome, who stores Young Creator data to a GDPR and COPPA compliant standard.