Nurturing Talent ~ Create’s Programme for Emerging Artists

Nurturing Talent ~ Create's Programme for Emerging Artists

Nurturing Talent is running between March 2018 and April 2019, 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. 

Visual art (including animation, filmmaking, photography): receipt of applications is now closed

Drama/writing: receipt of applications is now closed

Music: receipt of applications currently open

Dance: receipt of applications currently open

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.

To apply, contact Faye Jefferson, Project Administrator, specifying your art form for an application form ( from Wednesday 3 January 2018.

Application forms will be received from Tuesday 16 January 2018 until 10am on Thursday 1 February 2018. Please note however: receipt of applications per art form will close once 20 have been received.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 February 2018.

No agencies/consultancies.


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