Apple celebrates success of its Today at Apple Creative Studios mentorships

Today At Apple Creative Studios
Today At Apple Creative Studios (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple is celebrating its Today at Apple Creative Studios mentorships.
  • Creatives in D.C., LA, and Chicago will complete projects this month.

The Today at Apple Creative Studios have given "creatives across Los Angeles, Beijing, Bangkok, London, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.," the chance to take part in "career-building mentorships" over the last year, Apple writes. Now, some of those are completing projects that will be presented to friends, family, and communities.

Apple outlines all of this in a Newsroom post, with three groups of creatives set to show off their work this month.

  • In D.C., a collection of bilingual children's books were created by emerging voices with guidance from Apple, Shout Mouse Press, and Latin American Youth Center. They will be published in print and available for free as ebooks on Apple Books come December 7.
  • LA focused on developing the talents of musicians in partnership with Music Forward Foundation, Inner-City Arts, and Social Justice Learning Institute, and during their celebration will share their final music tracks and animated cover art, as well as hear from industry insiders, including Apple Music's Zane Lowe.
  • And in Chicago, with community partners Yollocalli Arts Reach and Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy, young adults in the Little Village neighborhood amplified their stories through photography and illustration. An exhibition of their final creations will be displayed at the Chicago Cultural Center from November 18 through December 10, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

"It has been so rewarding to see what these emerging young creatives can do with the tools and mentorship offered by our teams and incredible local partners," Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's senior vice president of Retail + People says in the post. "We can't wait for their friends, family, and local communities to get together to experience their final projects, and celebrate what they've accomplished."

I'd heartily suggest reading the full Newsroom post to see what Apple and its teams have been helping these young people create.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.