Nurturing Talent ~ Create’s Programme for Emerging Artists

Nurturing Talent ~ Create's Programme for Emerging Artists

Nurturing Talent is running between April 2017 and March 2018, offering an opportunity to 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.  

Due to the withdrawal of one of the successful applicants, a position has become available on the programme for a dancer, filmmaker, visual artist or photographer who is passionate about using the creative arts to transform the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. 

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 the Nurturing Talent brochure. 

Please note: The first professional development training day has already taken place, but will be covered individually for the new member of the Nurturing Talent programme. 

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

Please note that requests for application forms will not be processed between 5.30pm on Thursday 12 April and 09:30am on Tuesday 18 April when the office is closed for Easter.

Applications must be submitted to Create by 4pm on Monday 1 May 2017. Please note however that Create will close recruitment once 20 eligible applications have been received so we advise you to submit your application immediately to prevent disappointment.

Interviews will be held on Monday 8 May.

No agencies/consultancies. Previous applicants need not apply. 


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