Creativity Works: Transforming Spaces

The set and 3D design course supporting London’s next generation of makers

The role

Creativity Works: Transforming Spaces, is a new programme for 15 talented young Londoners kick-starting a career in set design and build for festivals, theatre and events.


Over an initial 4-week intensive course participants will take part in industry-focused training, covering creative concept to computer aided design, research to user testing, branding to fabrication. Paired with artist mentors, trainees will also complete a work placement preparing and building structures for an interactive event at The Barbican’s Walthamstow Garden Party in July.


Trainees will meet set designers, technicians, artists and event producers, developing skills in creative thinking, responding to live briefs, design thinking, project management, presentation and engaging audiences, as well as practical construction and making.


Develop the skills, confidence and contacts to gain paid employment in the creative industries. Through a combination of live briefs and collaborative projects, industry talks, work placements, application support and professional mentoring, trainees have the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry, get hands on experience at a high-profile event and establish the groundwork they'll need for a bright future.


Trainees get:

  • 4 weeks of exclusive hands-on training led by leading makers and designers

  • Live group projects to build your portfolio

  • Work placement leading to a high-profile live event

  • Careers advice and guidance plus ongoing CV and application support from Create Jobs

  • Access to a Macbook and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Travel, food expenses covered throughout the course

Skills and experience applicable to:

  • Set Design and Fabrication
  • 3D Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Art Department and Production Design


Creativity Works is a Mayors Fund for London programme, supported by Waltham Forest Council and delivered by A New Direction.

Browse our previous Creativity Works programmes, and check out the Creativity Works blog tag for more.

Essential requirements

  • 18-24 year old Londoners who are interested in building a career in the creative industries
  • Curious creatives, passionate about learning and able to build skills independently
  • Unemployed and not in full-time education

How to apply

You will need to complete an application form, and upload a CV. There’s also an option to include a portfolio of previous work.


It is really important to us that we give access to these opportunities to as wide a variety of people as possible. So, if there is additional support we could offer you to enable you to participate, please include this is in your application.

Application form

Want help with your application?

Come to an information session to find out more and get support with your application - book your slot via Eventbrite below:

Tuesday 5th June, 2-4pm