How can new modes of innovative interactive storytelling engage Gen Z’s (16-25’s)
on digital and mobile platforms
to create visions for the future?

The digital revolution is already upon us and more and more Gen Z’s are connected to a world that is enabled by the pervasive technology of mobiles, tablets and social media platforms. We want to explore and discover how these platforms and new modes of storytelling can enable young people to become the next generation of storytellers, activists, problem solvers & imagineers of the future.
The voices of young people need to be represented, heard and amplified more than ever and we are excited to be in a position to research, consult and ideate new modes of storytelling with young people that can be cascaded to schools, youth organisations and arts organisations.

So this is what we’re up to…

We’ve recruited the experts … a team of young researchers to support our research by identifying the range and format of creative content viewed/shared by young people.

Online Survey … its live until end of March so do take part! 

Focus groups held online with involving young people from across the West MIdlands – these sessions will have an interactive escape game element as we like a bit of fun too!

Webinars… sharing finding to teachers, artists and youth workers working digitally with young people.


Our Online survey just takes 5 mins with 6 quick interactive Qs. We’d like to find out more about what content you create and what you watch.

Why you ask … Well we think you’re the future generation of storytellers and commissioners should be listening to you! We’re offering 3 chances of winning £50 in vouchers of your choice – just share this link on your social media using hashtag #thrive2021. [sorry this survey is now closed]

Our research is financially supported by ArtsConnectWM

We were pleased to present our research at Arts Connect digital event this summer which was designed to inspire and inform the arts and cultural sectors 
“It was so encouraging to listen to all the research undertaken during lockdown by artists and arts organisations …
looking at new ways of working and diving deeper into how young people can inform our work in a more meaningful way.”
Janette Bushell – Director The Company
Find out more about who was involved HERE