Supported by Arts Council England, and delivered by Creative & Cultural Skills, this £15 million lottery-funded programme generated up to 6,500 new work opportunities for unemployed 16-24 year olds across England.

Arts and cultural employers within the Arts Council’s footprint were able to apply for funding towards the costs of employing new apprentices and paid interns, and join a network of organisations that will provide traineeship opportunities for 16-18 year olds. The programme ran from March 2013 until March 2015, and generated up to 1,600 traineeships, 2,900 apprenticeships and 2,000 paid internships.