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Louis Vuitton Launches Young Arts Project

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French fashion house Louis Vuitton has just created an amazing opportunity for young artists, a website where aspiring artists can upload their work and get involved in the contemporary art world.

The website, REcreative, has been created and developed for over a year with Hayward Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, South London Gallery, Tate Britain and Whitechapel Gallery as part of the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project.

The way the website works is thus: artists upload their work and share it with an online community in the 'Projects' section of the website where well-known critics and artists will choose their favorite works to highlight. If you don't feel like submitting something you can check out the 'Ideas factory' and follow exhibitions and projects as they evolve.

The site is off to promising start, one of the first posts in the Ideas Factory is a series of short films about Tracey Emin's Love is What You Want show at the Hayward Gallery. In the videos, Tracey talks about her ideas and gives you a behind the scenes look at the installation of the exhibit. Emin explains: "This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about contemporary art and get involved. It would have been amazing to have had this chance when I was that age."

Another impressive aspect of the site is the 'Experts' section where young artists can find out how people working in the industry got where they are, ranging from curators to critics, to technicians and artists. The 'Opportunities' section gives contributors chances to win visits to artists studios, go to high profile art events, or discuss their work with leading arts professionals. 'What's On' highlights a selection of the best events and exhibits picked by a new guest artist each month.

Below, watch an explanation of the project and see some of the spaces, experts and shows.

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