ACC X Climate Live Press Release | 2024 | Launch

Access Creative College Partners with Climate Live, Offering Industry-Led Performance and Work Experience Opportunities to Students


Climate Live crowd with logo


Access Creative College (ACC), an industry-led creative college renowned for its cutting-edge courses in music, media, games, esports, and creative apprenticeships, has formed an exciting partnership with Climate Live, a global youth-led movement harnessing the power of music to engage new audiences in the climate movement. This collaboration, the first-ever college partnership for Climate Live, solidifies ACC’s commitment to providing students with real-world, industry-relevant experiences, and provides a much-needed boost to grassroots music.

Through this partnership, ACC students will have the exclusive opportunity to take the stage on Climate Live’s iconic solar-powered, open-top pink bus stage at major UK festivals including Reading, Wireless, and Latitude. Selected artists will not only captivate audiences with their performances but also gain invaluable exposure and recognition through featured slots on the official festival app lineup page.

“We’re so excited to team up with Climate Live and offer our students these incredible opportunities. This partnership is all about empowering our students to shine on the big stage, unleash their full creative potential in front of real audiences, and connect with industry pros to build key networks to bolster their future.

That we can also work with an organisation like Climate Live that is focused on engaging, educating and empowering people to fight climate change (something both ACC as an organisation and our students feel strongly about), is an extra boost.”Ian Johnson, Head of Industry Partnerships at ACC

In addition to performance opportunities, ACC students will have the chance to shadow experienced professionals in various roles, including videography, photography, sound engineering, and stage rigging. These immersive work experiences will allow students to gain hands-on knowledge and mentorship from industry experts, further enhancing their skill sets and preparing them for successful careers in the creative industries.

Climate Live’s UK team has a proven track record of success, having platformed 125 artists and 167 youth activist speakers over the past two years. With a focus on diversity and inclusivity, in 2023 their lineups featured 92% female/non-binary and 58% BIPOC artists, providing a platform for underrepresented voices in the arts and culture sectors.

“We are thrilled to partner with Access Creative College and provide their students with these unique opportunities,” said Frances Fox, Founder & UK Director of Climate Live. “This collaboration aligns with our mission to raise awareness about the urgent issue of the climate crisis while also supporting underrepresented individuals in the arts and culture sectors. As a young, diverse team supporting intersectional social justice issues is at the core of what we do. We are looking forward to welcoming ACC students to our team this summer.”

Find out more about Climate Live and Access Creative College, and this exciting new partnership on their websites. 

Last updated on: 24th May 2024