Nurturing Talent ~ Create’s Programme for Emerging Artists

Nurturing Talent ~ Create's Programme for Emerging Artists

Create has now reached the limit of interest in the Nurturing Talent programme. If you’ve already registered your interest, we look forward to receiving your completed application form. If you haven’t yet registered your interest, we regret to say that applications have now closed. 

Create is looking for six dynamic artists from different artforms who are passionate about using the creative arts to transform the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

Nurturing Talent will run between April 2017 and March 2018 with six graduate artists (all studies must have been completed) who are interested in gaining hands-on workshop experience to apply their professional practice in a community setting. We are open to applications from: dancers, drama artists, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, visual artists and writers.

The Programme
Over 12 months (approximately 26 days) you will:

• Work as a supporting artist alongside Create’s professional artist(s) to plan and deliver three or more creative arts projects (circa 18 days) with different community groups (eg: vulnerable older people; young carers; children with disabilities; homeless adults).
• Attend six professional development training days, led by Create artists, which focus on leadership skills, workshop planning and delivery
• Work in pairs to design and deliver your own workshop in one of Create’s community settings.

What you will gain
You will develop your skills and experience in the community alongside your own professional practice. Specifically:

• A developed understanding and practice of delivering high quality workshops with disadvantaged and vulnerable people in challenging community settings, working within your own artform and, if appropriate, in cross-arts workshops.
• Work with three different groups of participants.
• Support and feedback from Create’s professional artists and management team on a project by project basis.
• Development of your own arts-practice and leadership skills; leadership of a room; management of Create’s priority groups; learning through trial and error.
• Development of your communication and organisational skills in the clarity of setting tasks and clear instructions.
• Development of your interpersonal skills, time management, organisational and improvisatory skills in a professional context.
• Become a candidate to join Create’s professional artist pool as a supporting artist.
• Receive a bursary of £1,500 for the year, paid in quarterly instalments.

For more information, download Create’s Nurturing Talent brochure. 

To apply, contact Faye Jefferson, Project Administrator for an application form (

Applications must be submitted to Create by 10am on 1 March 2017. Create will close recruitment once 50 applications have been received so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Interviews will be held 14 March 2017.


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