Work as an artist. Develop your networks. Build your creative future.

We are looking for 4 young people to take part in a paid 6 month opportunity to set yourself up as a freelancer, make and show your own work and get mentoring. 

We welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those who are out of employment, education or training, those receiving income support and from care leavers.

Ages: 16 – 25

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 5th October 2020

Interview dayMonday 12th October 2020 (morning group session and afternoon interview) 


You will need to be available: 

  • 3 days per week from Nov – Dec 2020 (1 day project work and 2 days freelance work) 
  • 2 days per week from Jan – April 2021 (project work) 

What’s offered? 

  • Studio space 
  • Professional mentoring 
  • Work placements / professional experience 
  • Money to make new work 
  • Showcase opportunities of new work 
  • Professional business support and help in setting yourself up as a freelance practitioner 
  • Networking opportunities to build on your creative contacts 
  • Paid work as a freelancer to plan and run workshops for other young people 

What we are looking for: 

We are looking for four young artistsmusicians, dancers, choreographers, performers, writers, designers… basically anyone with a creative vision, idea and passion. You should be committed and motivated at the start of your creative profession and career. With a drive and passion for making new work and developing yourself but you may not have had the opportunity to do so before. 

Want to find out more before applying?  

Ask to meet one of us on a Monday afternoon or have a phone call with someone from the team who can answer your questions[email protected]  

Ready to apply? 

All you need to do to apply is answer these questions: 

  1. Introduce yourself – tell us your name, where you live and what age you are 
  2. Tell us about your creativity – what art form do you work in? 
  3. Why would you like to be part of the project?  
  4. What could you bring to the freelance role of working with young people? 
  5. If you were given £200 to spend on making a new piece of work what would you make? 
  6. Contact details – email address, phone number and address 
  7. Please also include an example of your work 

You can do this by: 

  1. Filling in the online application form
  2. Email your answers to [email protected] 
  3. Send a voice recording or video to [email protected] 



Find out more about the young artists who have taken part in Creative Futures.