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Reignite IV: The Next Generation

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Reignite is returning for its fourth event ‘The Next Generation’ at the end of this month. This exciting event features presentations from York graduates who have gone on to work for global organisations, and a showcase of exceptional work from 60 graduating artists across Fine Art, Photography, and Illustration as part of the York St John University Degree Show. Reignite IV: The Next Generation takes place on Thursday 30th May from 5.30-9pm at the Creative Centre, York St John University.

Reignite is an ambition and vision for the city to leverage its UNESCO Media Arts designation to attract inward investment, develop educational pathways, retain graduates, create more jobs, and quantify the economic impact of the sector on the wider economy of York.

Reignite III looked at global stages and organisations exporting ideas around the world. Now, organisers are going back to the start, looking at the new talent in our city. You are invited to come and show your support for those starting out in the sector.

Cherie Federico, Director of Aesthetica, said: “We must champion the next generation of talent and show them that they have the support of the city. Reignite, alongside the Creative Business Skills Academy launching in June, sends a message that York is proud of and nurtures its new talent, recognising the vast potential this has for the city as a whole.”

Guests will hear from recent graduates that have gone on to work for organisations such as HarperCollins, Ravensburger, Lottie Shaw, Guinness, Adidas, Puma, and Pepsi, as well as a panel of artists who are starting out. We will also hear more about York’s new Creative Business Skills Academy.

The focus of Reignite IV is to shine a light on York’s next generation of talent and how they contribute to the future ecosystem of the city. This will be followed by the Reignite Party, which includes Art Tours, a DJ, drinks, and networking with a range of businesses from all sectors in the city.

This event is supported by Aesthetica, York St John University, City of York Council, UKSPF, York BID, and Viridian FX.

Places are limited, so register to one of the sessions to secure your ticket. After the talks, head to the gardens to enjoy an evening of networking, drinks and music.

SESSION ONE TALKS 5.30-6.15: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/895139705957?aff=oddtdtcreator

SESSION TWO TALKS 6.30-7.15: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/895166817047?aff=oddtdtcreator


May 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm