Data + Creativity: Gen Z, Art and Culture in digital space – Panel & Launch

Click play on the video to listen back to the event, and see the brand new commissions by Antonio Roberts. One of our recent National Youth Trends studies has found that 9 in 10 Gen Zs now see themselves as ‘creative people’. It marks a paradigm change in the arbitrary lines between ‘artwork’, ‘creativity’, ‘content’ […]

Pop Up – Antonio Roberts

Last year we found that 9 in 10 Gen Zs now see themselves as ‘creative people’. It marks a paradigm change in the arbitrary lines between ‘artwork’, ‘creativity’, ‘content’ and ‘culture’. Young people across the world are increasingly demanding that these fields, sectors and jobs, should be for everybody. As a response, and to celebrate […]

Creativity, Data and Digital Culture: Interview with Antonio Roberts

Tickets now available for the launch of these Creative Commissions on 29th September – book here. Over the past two months, Antonio Roberts has been working with National Youth Trends data from 2020 – collected from nearly 2,000 young people across the UK – to create a series of digital artworks based on the insights. […]

Euro 2021: Why ‘home’ is never a collective experience in football

Juwairiyyah Wali is Programme Coordinator at Don’t Settle. She is a born and bred Brummie known for having pretentious film preferences. Passionate about all things art, heritage and activism. ‘It’s coming “home?”’. A simple question, posed by co-founder of Instagram page The Black Beat, Kelvyn Quagraine, enveloping all the muddled connotations of a word that […]

How did Gen Z couple up?

@beatfreeks 👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨👩🏿‍🤝‍👨🏾👩‍❤️‍👩 How did you couple up? We asked 2,000 Gen Zs ↘️ beatfreeksyouthtrends.com #nationalyouthtrends #loveisland ♬ original sound – beatfreeks As the latest series of Love Island takes UK streaming services and social media by storm – we thought we’d check in with how Gen Z are doing in their relationships. In this TikTok, […]

What Will Our Future Leaders Be Like?

We asked 2,000 Gen Zs what they want the leaders of the future to be like. Play the above video, or download this PDF, to explore how they answered. Click here to download a PDF and explore how Gen Zs across the UK answered this question. Follow these links to download the full length, research […]

Money Talks: Panel Discussion

Following the launch of our Institutions of the Future Report, we brought together some industry experts along with Press Partners Grayling, to discuss trend #2 from the report: Money Talks. Join our panellists: Anisa Morridadi (Founder of Beatfreeks) Tia Cham (Young Content Creator) Katie Nugent (Lush Cosmetics Global Retail Team) Chris Gramm (CEO of Springboard […]

Creative Journeys: Creatives in Kigali and Birmingham

It may not always be in the news, but incredible creative work is happening in our communities, with young artists flexing their imaginations and craft, while acting as organisers for others from their circle. We know this!  So, when we were offered the chance, we thought we would check what happens if instead of commissioning […]

Gen Z & Money: A Video Interview

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beatfreeks (@beatfreeks) Last week Programme Coordinator at Beatfreeks Coree Kirby sat down with Ismail Hassan to chat all things cash. In the above video interview, the pair answer the need-to-knows on Gen Z and spending: If you won £500 right now, what would it go on? […]