The REcreative website, launched today by the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project, aims to give young people an online arts community where they can share their work, watch interviews with leading artists and get behind-the-scenes insights on careers in the art world.
The website was devised by the young people involved in the Louis Vuitton-sponsored programme, a London-wide project developed in partnership with five of the city's art institutions - Tate Britain, the Royal Academy of Arts, Hayward Gallery, South London Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery. The project involves Londoners aged 13-25 and has run activities including a Summer Academy which took place in the RA Schools last year (read our blog post
The website encourages young people to sign up and join the existing community by sharing their work in a 'Projects' section. The 'Experts' section includes an interview with the RA's archivist Mark Pomeroy, who shares some fascinating insights on the Academy's history:
Tracey Emin RA is one of the artists interviewed for the 'Ideas Factory' section, which follows how ideas are turned into reality through a timeline of films and photographs. Of the website, Emin says: "This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about contemporary art and to get involved. It would have been amazing to have had this chance when I was that age."