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Art & Design: REcreative by Louis Vuitton

French fashion house Louis Vuitton has launched a pioneering website to inspire young creative minds to get involved with contemporary art, REcreative.

As part of the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project launched last summer in London, the associated online community will provide careers advice and work opportunity, with invaluable knowledge and insight into the lives of artists, curators and designers.

Since the projects inception last year, the online initiative has been developed by the venerable fashion house and a handful of London’s leading art institutions: including the Whitechapel Gallery, the Hayward Gallery and the Tate.

As well as providing users with an informative art resource tool, which includes sections such as the Ideas Factory – interviews with professionals who are pioneering innovative projects- , and a What’s On guide, aspiring artists can additionally upload and share their work with an online community.  Creatives such as Tracey Emin, Jefferson Hack and Gary Hume then rotationally select their favorite works to be showcased on the site.

“We are delighted with the peer-led approach the website is taking and cannot wait to see the innovative projects young people will be creating in response to what they see and learn through exchange and collaborations made possible through REcreative and the Young Arts Project”, notes Vuitton chairman Yves Carcelle.

As crippling funding cuts and rising tuition fees threaten to deter students from embarking on a career in art and design; dramatically altering the future landscape of contemporary art, sites like this provide practical and intelligent information on how your creative calling can be realized.  Get inspired here.

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