Fran Plowright is an experienced producer, project manager and creative learning consultant specialising in implementing and delivering professional-standard education and media projects for young people. Fran acts as a mentor for a number of young people, offering guidance and opportunities for work experience, projects, research and jobs in the creative industries. In addition, Fran curates discussions for young people providing a platform for comment, analysis and debate on education, youth culture, diversity and identity in modern Britain. She curated a four part youth debate series in collaboration with Free Word Centre around the theme of Trust.
During, leading up to and post the 2012 Olympics, Fran engaged young East Londoners with the 2012 Games, through social media. She also delivered a partnership radio project for A New Direction, Reprezent Radio, and The LLDC, aimed at 16-24 year olds, enabling 50 young people from the five host boroughs to share their views on the legacy of the Games whilst providing them with valuable work-related and training opportunities.
Most recently, Fran consulted on a project working with a group of 18-24-year-olds who took part in a 6-week skills, employability, arts, media and creative industries programme. The project ran alongside Panic! a season of gigs, films and public debate with some of the UK’s most successful practitioners and designers. Fran worked with the young people to create content for the festival inspired by the themes of opportunity and social mobility in the arts and cultural sector.
She has set up the School of Logical Progression, a creative employability programme aimed at 18-26 year olds. Fran is currently running SLP’s first Meet a Mentor programme, a four-month pre-employment mentoring programme supported by the RSA Catalyst Fund. Fran is a visiting lecturer at The University of East London (UEL) on a Media Production Course and a parent Governor at Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form in Hackney, London.