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2021 Creative Dimension Trust Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement

The Creative Dimension Trust is delighted to announce this year’s winner of the Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement, Ellie Harrison. Ellie found The Creative Dimension Trust by happy accident in 2019 and attended her first workshop, ‘From Dream to Product’, at Zone Creations that same year. Since then, Ellie has participated in a further 12 workshops, saying that they have “...

Celebrating Six Years of The Creative Dimension Trust

On the 28th of September 2021, Bonhams Auction House in Mayfair, London, hosted a very special night to celebrate six years of The Creative Dimension Trust.   Introducing the evening, founder and CEO of TCDT, Penny Bendall, expressed how pleased she was that, despite the disruption of the global pandemic in 2020 and 2021, The Creative Dimension has been able to continue its forward progress. Thanking the hard work, creativity and enthusiasm of all of those involved in making the workshops happen, Penny confirmed that since the...

2021 Student Collaboration at Fortnum & Mason

The Creative Dimension Trust is delighted to share that for over two weeks from 6th September 2021, work created by its students was on display within one of Fortnum & Mason’s windows in London Piccadilly.   The window display for Fortnum & Mason was designed by TCDT Trustee Simon Costin. Simon Costin’s work as a set designer brings the creativity of art installation to editorial and fashion shows alike. He has collaborated with Alexander McQueen on his own line and McQueen's Givenchy ready to ready-to-wear and haute...

Alumni Newsletter (Spring 2021)

Edition 1 (Spring 2021)   Part of our aim as a committee is to inspire younger students and parents and inform them of the successes that the alumni achieve. The committee members are all presently involved with TCDT workshops but have also gone on to achieve various achievements in their own creative careers. In this edition, we take a look at the achievements and successes of two of our alumni: Jay and Camilla.   Read the Spring 2021 Alumni Newsletter....

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...

TCDT 2019-2020 Annual Review

The 2019-2020 Creative Dimension Trust review is now available.   COVID-19 has not in any way slowed down the progress of The Creative Dimension Trust. TCDT took the positive, pro-active step of announcing a series of new on-line interactive Workshops on 23 March. TCDT remained determined to stay connected with students and expand engagement with new students at a time where young people were confined to home and their on-line curriculum was based on academia, not 3-D skills. Our tutors responded to the project with such enthusiasm...

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...

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...