Apple significantly expanding its Creative Studios initiative

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Apple is expanding its Today at Apple Creative Studios initiative, offering opportunities to underrepresented communities around the globe. The continuation of the project, which the company announced on Tuesday, marks its second year and it's coming to a variety of new cities around the world.

Today at Apple Creative Studios is returning to Chicago, Washington DC, New York, London, Paris, Beijing, and Bangkok. In addition, the program is coming to Nashville, Miami, Berlin, Milan, Taipei, Tokyo, and Sydney. The aim of the program is to foster creative education for those who may struggle to seek it at college or university.

Various classes are being pushed by Apple here, but what's available and where depends on Apple's local non-profit partner. For example, the radio production session is available in Nashville because Apple is working with the National Museum of African American Music.

The program is completely free to attend, but budding participants must first be selected by the local non-profit for participation.

The full list of courses offered by Today at Apple Creative Studios – and their designated locations – are as follows:

  • App Design: New York
  • Books and Storytelling: Miami, Washington DC
  • Music, Radio and Podcasts: Berlin, Nashville, Chicago, Paris
  • Art and Design: Taipei, Milan
  • Photography, Film and TV: London, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangkok

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In partnership with mentors from over 30 non-profit organizations, participants who attend the sessions will receive hands-on training, education, and guidance on the projects they'll be working on in each respective program.

Last year, the Today at Apple Creative Studios program could be considered a modest success, with, according to Apple, "over 400 young people" participating across the globe. One would hope that by doubling the number of represented cities, the tech giant can attract a greater number of creative minds to its initiative.

If Apple's creative program piques your interest, then you may want to get involved. Last year's projects were showcased across Apple's various media platforms, including Apple TV, Apple Music, and Apple Books.

For those that don't get into the Creative Studios session, there's will be an opportunity to learn from the program's mentors at various Today at Apple sessions, which will be open to the public.

Correction: May 24, 2022

An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the Today at Apple Creative Studios program, course availability, and how participants are chosen

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