This Is It! Stockton-on-Tees
We are delighted to announce that our next This Is It! event is taking place on Monday 6 March in Stockton-on-Tees. In the heart of the North East of England, ARC Stockton Arts Centre will host an inspiring day for our Creativ... (read more)
THIS IS IT! was exactly what I needed. It left my mind whizzing with ideas. I don’t know what the future holds but I will keep working and keep climbing the ladder.”
The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
Since 2009 The Creative Society have worked with a range of organisations to create paid opportunities for young unemployed people in the arts. In 2010-11 we successfully placed over 800 unemployed young people into six month work placements in arts organisations across the UK. These jobs range from working with musicians and bands for the Notting Hill Carnival, digitising historic photos and documents with London Metropolitan Archives, organising theatre and education projects at the National Theatre and hosting visitors at the Southbank Centre.
We currently work in partnership with Creative & Cultural Skills, who deliver the Creative Employment Programme. Supported by Arts Council England, this £15 million lottery-funded programme will generate up to 6,500 new work opportunities for unemployed 16-24 year olds across England. The scheme will create up to 1,600 traineeships, 2,900 apprenticeships and 2,000 paid internships before the project end in March 2015.
The Creative Society delivers THIS IS IT!, a support network designed for CEP participants. The network encompasses live regional career events and an online network for young unemployed people starting a career in the creative and cultural sectors. Read more about the THIS IS IT! Network on our Projects page, and at ThisIsItNetwork.co.uk
Find out more about the Creative Employment Programme here, including how to apply as an arts or cultural organisation. Please see the Right Futures page for information on our job creation work in South London with REED. Please navigate the links for details of our past projects.