A new six-week immersive introduction to the world of arts festivals, event production and inclusive arts practice.

Creativity Works: Arts Festival Leaders will offer 15 young creatives the chance to collaborate with industry professionals to shape I Am At Tate Exchange Festival - a groundbreaking event celebrating the creativity of deaf, disabled and neurodiverse children and young people.

Recruitment is now closed and the programme is underway. The programme will run from 21 February to 5th April - sign up to our newsletter for updates!

Participants will get an introduction to designing and curating creative spaces that are inclusive, accessible and welcoming for a variety of audiences. Developing skills in planning and production, engagement and event management, as well as social media and documentation, they’ll collaborate with a wide range of people to make the project a success.

A full-time course including skills workshops, insight sessions, training and mentoring with leading industry figures from the world of inclusive arts, the programme will help them get to grips with the roles out there, and to grow their networks.

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The intensive six-week programme will include:

  • Practical skills workshops with leading figures from arts organisations and the event production sector
  • Inspirational talks and visits
  • Hands-on practical experience of event production
  • Collaboration with participating schools
  • Disability Confidence & Diversity and Inclusion training
  • Shadowing Events and Production teams
  • Employability skills training, CV surgeries and interview preparation
  • Travel expenses and lunches covered throughout

Work Placements

Following the six-week programme, participants will have the opportunity to complete a work placement throughout April as part of a major festival of arts and culture.

Creativity Works Plus

Participants will also get exclusive access to our Creativity Works Plus programme for additional training in freelance & entrepreneurial skills, industry mentoring, events, networking and paid opportunities.

Career Progression

In addition, they will receive ongoing help with applications and access to our employer network, leading to real job opportunities at the end of the programme. Potential career progression could include:
  • Events Coordinator

  • Young People’s Programmer

  • Curatorial Assistant

  • Arts Practitioner/Workshop Facilitator

  • Visitor Experience Officer

  • Communications Assistant

  • Diversity and Inclusion Officer

  • Teaching Assistant

  • Support Worker

  • Youth Worker