London Met students and staff collaborate with Youth Beyond Borders for the King's Coronation

Staff and students from the School of Art, Architecture, and Design worked with the youth focused agency to create artwork displayed at the King’s Coronation.

Date: 3 August 2023

Youth Beyond Borders, a creative agency that engages with young people, worked with London Met to facilitate workshops as part of an arts programme called the ‘Youth Creative Commission’.

The project aimed to enrich and inspire a generation of young artists through an opportunity to present their artwork at the Coronation of King Charles III.

Studio spaces at London Met’s Aldgate Campus were used for the workshops, which were assisted by BA Graphic Design and BA Illustration & Animation students and graduates, under the guidance of associate lecturer and artist Joe Cruz.

The project supported six young artists (aged 16-25 years old) from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to develop their creative ideas and skills. The focus of the workshops was the theme of ‘Service to Community’. The students were given the chance to join a 3 month programme to create a piece of art in their own medium, as well as collective pieces using a risograph technique.

“I’ve made friends on the course” said student artist Amelcia Campbell, “it’s really pushed me forward into the art world and that means a lot to me because I felt like I was on the outside for a long time.”

Youth Beyond Borders is the creative agency arm of Football Beyond Borders, an education and social inclusion charity. The workshops were commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England.

The video can be found on Football Beyond Border’s YouTube channel.

Student artists involved in the Youth Beyond Borders project hosted at London Met