Boost Creativity 2022

We’ve designed three FREE online short courses for young people, who are residents of Crewe and Cheshire East. Each course focuses on a different creative subject and will take place throughout the summer holidays in August.

  • Animation (4 weekly sessions)
  • Film Making (4 weekly sessions)
  • Graphic Design (4 weekly sessions)

During the courses, participants will expand their knowledge and skills in a range of hands-on workshops, whilst learning about career pathways into creative industries and be given the opportunity to achieve an Arts Award Discover certificate.

Boost Creativity in Crewe, a part of the Creative Careers in Crewe project.

How much do the courses cost?

All places on each of the Boost Creativity in Crewe courses are fully funded by Cheshire East Council and Higher Horizons, meaning they are free-to-attend for all participants.

Each young person will also receive a £20 Amazon voucher for each of the courses that they successfully complete.

Who can get involved?

We are looking for young people, between the ages of 11 and 25, with an interest in a career in a creative sector.
The course topics are split into three age categories; 11-13, 14-17 and 18-25 and are open to all ability levels with no previous experience required.*

*Priority will be given to young people from Crewe and young people in challenging circumstances (for example those who are: young carers, in foster care or not currently enrolled in education, employment or training NEET).

What are the technical requirements?

The course will be delivered remotely (online via Zoom). To be able to do this you will need the following:

  • Access to the internet
  • Two devices that are connected to the internet: one to watch the online lesson and a second to take part in the activity.

Courses may have slightly different technical requirements for each topic and age group, click on the individual course enrolment links below to find out course-specific technical information.

If you don’t have access to this equipment and you are interested in participating, please get in touch via email or call us on 0151 345 1419.


Animation Course (Online)

Weekly 1.5 hour sessions delivered on Mondays during the Summer holidays.

Course Dates: 1st August, 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August

Animation Activities Include:

  • Stop-Motion Animations
  • Cartoon Animation
  • Finding out about Animation Organisations.
  • Looking at different pathways into the industry.
  • Many more…


Photography Course (Online)

Weekly 1.5 hour sessions delivered on Tuesdays during the Summer holidays.

Course Dates: 2nd August, 9th August, 16th August, 23rd August

Photography Activities Include:

  • Introduction to tablet/smartphone camera settings
  • Using composition to take more exciting images
  • Photo editing
  • Learning about careers in photography and creative industries
  • Looking at different pathways into the industry
  • And much more…


Filmmaking Course (Online)

Weekly 1.5-hour sessions are delivered on Thursdays during the Summer holidays.

Course Dates: 4th August, 11th August, 18th August, 25th August

Filmmaking Activities Include:

  • Storyboarding
  • Shooting Film
  • Video Editing
  • Finding out about Film Organisations.
  • Looking at different pathways into the industry.
  • Many more…

How to sign up?

The booking/application links are coming soon. Keep an eye on our social media channels and make sure you are signed up to our mailing list, we will announce when the courses go live! 

Further questions?

If you would like further information about any of the Boost Creativity in Crewe courses, give us a call on 0151 3451419 or send an email to and one of the team will be happy to help.