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Posted 05.10.18

Shape the future with Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs Creative Jam

By Elizabeth Zahoui

Calling all creatives, and social entrepreneurs - the AYCH Creative Jam is a two-day hackathon event that will allow you to learn new skills, design new ideas, create products or services and pitch those ideas to experts.

The next Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs (AYCH) Creative Jam will take place at Plymouth College of Art's Warehouse, at 44 Regent Street, on 23 and 24 October 2018, and registration is now open - it's free to join the event, and you can sign up here.

Since the last Creative Jam took place in July, one of our fantastic teams have continued their work on their project - an Empathy Centre that aims to raise awareness and tolerance of mental health issues through AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality), right here in Plymouth.

The Creative Jam is aimed at people aged between 16 - 30, who have exciting ideas that could change the world.

If you're interested in social or ethical businesses, you're ambitious and you want to make the world a better place through innovation, creative thinking, digital design, and collaboration - all while learning new skills, then the Creative Jam is for you.

By attending a Creative Jam or simply by signing up to be part of the AYCH community, you can:

  • Attend local & international Creative Jams, which will take place in October 2018 in Plymouth, UK; November 2018 in Brest, France; December 2018, in Lugo, Spain, and April 2019 in Gijon, Spain.
  • Tech and entrepreneurial workshops.
  • Join an internship scheme in the creative and cultural sector.
  • Benefit from our incubation programme and international residencies across Europe.
  • Access online courses based around design thinking and digital fabrication.

About AYCH

The Creative Jam is part of the AYCH project (Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs), which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme, designed to promote transnational cooperation among 36 Atlantic regions in five European countries. 

AYCH aims to develop new approaches and interventions within existing youth settings, as well as in both formal and non-formal education settings, to connect young people, creative and social business leaders, with experts in emerging and disruptive technologies and creative industries. This will take place across a network of “Atlantic Horizon Hubs” that will help them to develop ideas, new products and services.

For more information, you can contact Project Coordinator Eli Zahoui on or Project Manager, Oli Raud at

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