The award-winning IGNITE Festival of Creativity will return for a fourth year to transform the city centre into a multi-venue showcase for the work of graduates from more than 30 degree programmes at Arts University Plymouth (formerly known as Plymouth College of Art) and the University of Plymouth.
Galleries, studios, pop-up shops, waterfront locations, and even a bank are set to play host to an array of inspirational artwork from the city of Plymouth's creative graduates.
This year sees the addition of IGNITE Future Careers, a seven-week programme of recruitment and careers activities, live and online, presented for creative graduates and students by local, regional and national businesses. IGNITE Future Careers, which will also be open to the public and run from Monday 6 June to Friday 15 July, acts as an immersive way for audiences to connect directly with employers.
Leading industry portrait photographer and Arts University Plymouth alumni, Tom Oldham, said:
“IGNITE is an especially energised, and much needed, initiative. Connecting emerging creative talent with industry, developing employability skills, and promoting job opportunities as you leave education is paramount. I am excited to be contributing to this forward-thinking festival and enjoying some fresh and important graduate work."