Apple expands its Today at Apple Creative Studios to new cities worldwide

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

What you need to know

  • Apple is expanding its Today at Apple Creative Studios.
  • Seven more cities are coming online this year.
  • Apple also announced the return of Today at Apple Creative Studios to some cities for a second year.

Apple has today announced its plan to expand its Today at Apple Creative Studios to a ton of new cities around the world while also confirming a second year at others.

This year, Creative Studios will launch in Nashville, Miami, Berlin, Milan, Taipei, Tokyo, and Sydney, Apple says, while Chicago; Washington, D.C.; New York City; London; Paris; Bangkok; and Beijing will allow benefit from a second year. The expanded program "offers career-building mentorship, training, and resources across a wide range of artistic disciplines, which now include all-new curricula in app design, podcasting, spatial audio production, and filmmaking."

Designed to support young people who face barriers to receiving a quality creative education, Creative Studios connects participants with mentors from Apple and more than 30 nonprofit community partners who specialize in areas such as books and storytelling, app design, radio and podcasts, and photography, film, and TV. Participants will receive hands-on education, training, and feedback on their projects. In addition to nurturing participants' creative skills, mentors will encourage them to think about how their talents can encourage social change in their communities.

Today At Apple Creative Studio Event

Today At Apple Creative Studio Event (Image credit: Apple)

Apple says that 400 young people participated in Creative Studios events last year, with works created including books, films, and music. Some even saw their creations showcased in Apple Music, Apple Books, and elsewhere in the Apple ecosystem.

The new sessions are all free and open to the public with registration beginning today. More information about this year's program can be found in Apple's announcement post.

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.