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Fusion Prize

A new competition with a £50,000 prize fund to find innovative ways to upskill future generations, empowering them to meet the demands of today’s employers

Culture Mile and Foundation for Future London have partnered on the Fusion Prize, a new competition – with a £50,000 prize fund – to find innovative ways to upskill future generations, empowering them to meet the demands of today’s employers.

The Fusion Prize invites schools, universities, charities, businesses and others to work together and pitch ideas for innovative programmes or products designed to develop the creative, communication, organisational and thinking skills of London’s children or young people through cultural experiences.

The Pattern team was announced as winner of the inaugural Fusion Prize, during a virtual ceremony on Thursday 29 October 2020.

Culture Mile and the Foundation for Future London believe that engaging young people with creative and cultural activities can help them develop what we call ‘fusion skills’. We believe, and our research demonstrates, that fusion skills are becoming increasingly critical skills to apply in the 21st century workplace.

Shortlist

Six finalists were chosen for the inaugural Fusion Prize. All six projects were awarded £1,000 seed funding to develop their proposal further over the last few months. Find out more about the six finalist projects.

The winner has been awarded £50,000 to pilot their proposal. Find out more about the winning project.

Applications have now closed.

Proposals responded to the following challenge statement:

What new ideas can demonstrate how engagement with creativity and culture can help young Londoners develop the skills they need for the 21st century workplace?

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