The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
The Creative Society presents THIS IS IT! a series of regional, live & interactive events bringing together 6,500 Creative Employment Programme interns & apprentices, employers and businesses from the creative sector to develop the future creative workforce.
THIS IS IT! launches in London on Monday 18th of November at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. It will be a full day of interactive sessions, talks and expertly facilitated workshops to help apprentices and interns aged 16-24 make the most of their opportunity.
We’ve organised a dynamic event where industry professionals inspire young people to reach their potential, maximise their creativity, learn from other creative self-starters’ experiences and share ideas with each other.
A panel of industry professionals will challenge the interns and apprentices to show their skills in a Creative Brief session. They will work in multidisciplinary teams for an hour to come up with responses, before presenting them to representatives of some of London’s biggest creative employers including Universal Music, the Roundhouse and the Ambassador Theatre Group.
THIS IS IT! continues its run in December in the North East. Keep up to date with upcoming news by joining our Facebook page and following @CreativeSoc #ThisIsIt on Twitter.
THIS IS IT! is part of the Creative Employment Programme and is supported by Creative & Cultural Skills and Arts Council England. If you would like more information about the events you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Creative Employment Programme
In 2012 the Arts Council England announced The Creative Employment Programme (CEP), a £15 million grant scheme which provides unemployed people aged 16-24 with paid opportunities in the creative sector.
The programme is delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills, the sector skills council for the creative industries, and will fund 6,500 new apprenticeships, traineeships and paid internships (graduate & non graduate) across the creative sector, with a focus on the Arts Council’s footprint; music, dance, theatre, literature, visual arts, contemporary craft, combined arts, galleries, circus, carnival arts, museums and libraries.
The programme will give young people interested in a career in the arts valuable skills and experience, and remove the barrier of prolonged periods of unpaid work and help them make connections in the sector.
More info: www.creative-employment.co.uk