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The Goldsmiths’ Centre & TCDT Partnership

The Goldsmiths’ Centre has been a proud supporter of The Creative Dimension Trust (TCDT), on behalf of the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, since 2017.   Recently Rae Gellel, from the Goldmsiths' Centre, wrote a fabulous piece on the history of the partnership. In the article, former TCDT student Teyha Hall speaks of her experience with the Goldsmiths' Centre Foundation Programme, which she discovered after taking part in a Creative Dimension Trust workshop in the summer of 2018.   "The Trust introduced me to all the different career paths in the industry and...

TCDT Accreditation Scheme

In 2021 The Creative Dimension Trust will be launching a new accreditation scheme.   There are few opportunities for school students to develop and demonstrate hand skills, despite there being a broad range of career opportunities which rely on visual acuity, excellent hand-eye coordination and the ability to translate two-dimensional information into three-dimensional outcomes. Examples of such careers include those which have conventionally been thought of as academic/professional (medicine, dentistry, architecture and engineering) as well as those within the creative industries (conservation, model-making and prop-making).   The aim of...

TCDT Alumni Committee

The Creative Dimension Trust alumnus, and winner of the 2019 Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement, Jay Patel writes below about the launch of The Trust's new Alumni Committee.     Established in late 2020, The Creative Dimension Trust (TCDT) Alumni Committee has been formed from a panel of aspiring individuals who have had their own unique journeys through TCDT. Our aim as a committee is to reach out and celebrate the many great achievements of our alumni after their time at TCDT. We also aim to form a community...

My Creative Career

The Creative Dimension Trust charity launches My Creative Career. My Creative Career is a series of Q&A’s with leading makers and designers. Fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic, perfumer Lyn Harris and spatial designer Robert Storey, amongst others, spend time answering questions posed by students and alumni of TCDT. Our creative guests will share what they have learnt along their own personal route to success with young people wanting to forge a creative career.   My Creative Career will help to inspire 14 – 19-year olds and to illustrate that...

Meet Our Tutors

The Creative Dimension Trust has enlisted an impressive host of very talented, award winning tutors to lead our exciting workshops. Find out more about the tutors leading our brand new series of online summer workshops this July and August below.   Jose Hendo is a Ugandan-born British eco-sustainable designer who takes a fresh approach to fashion design, challenging the throwaway culture. Founder of the José Hendo brand, Bark To The Roots (B2TR) initiative and the R^3 Campaign, Jose Hendo has won multiple awards. She promotes the use of...

Online Tutorials Are Now Live

The Creative Dimension Trust are very excited to announce that our new Online Workshops will be posted to our website 24 hours after the live session! On Friday 3rd April 2020, The Creative Dimension Trust hosted our first online workshop: Puppet Making with Sian Kidd. During her first workshop, students followed along as Sian showed them how to make a cheeky little puppet out of cardboard, a toilet paper roll and string. We are happy to announce that all of our online workshops will be recorded...

Workshops Now Open to 14-19 Year Olds

The Creative Dimension Trust is excited to announce that our workshops are now open to 14-19 year olds! Looking for pathways towards careers working with your hands? We have some amazing opportunities for you!   Visit the Upcoming Workshops page to find out more and to apply.   ...

2019 Creative Dimension Trust Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement

Jay Patel’s journey with The Creative Dimension Trust began in 2016 when his A-level tutor encouraged him to apply for an upcoming stone working workshop. Jay saw this as an exciting new opportunity and happily accepted the offer. Since then, Jay has attended many more courses, including etching and sign writing and volunteered as an assistant tutor at the ‘From Dream to Product’ workshop. Jay has proved to be a tremendous ambassador for The Creative Dimension Trust and is a valued member of The Trust...

2019 Collaboration Unveiling: ‘Supernature’

On the 18th of November 2019, The Creative Dimension Trust unveiled their 2019 Collaboration, Supernature - a puppet fashion show, during an exciting event at Bonhams Auction House in Mayfair, London.   Introducing the evening, founder and CEO of The Trust, Penny Bendall, said that the collaboration ‘...

Southbank Centre: Creative Careers Day

On Saturday 18th January 2020, Creative Dimension Trust alumnus, and winner of the 2019 Annual Achievement Award, Jay Patel, was invited to speak to young people at the Southbank Centre Creative Careers Day. During an afternoon of panel discussions, career advice and workshops, students were given the opportunity to discover routes into creative jobs that they might never have known existed. Joining panellists from Frieze Magazine, Hannah Barry Gallery, Bold Tendencies and 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Jay spoke about the positive work that the Creative Dimension Trust...