Opportunity for emerging artists: Nurturing Talent

Nurturing Talent, Create’s programme for emerging artists, is running between April 2020 and March 2021, 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. 

Read an interview with one of our emerging artists, Holly Kahn, here

Over 12 months (approximately 27 days) you will:

  • Work as a supporting artist alongside Create’s professional artists to plan and deliver three or more creative arts projects (circa 18 days). You’ll work 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 as emerging artists?

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

  • 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.
  • Experience working 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 and improvisatory skills in a professional context.
  • The opportunity to become a candidate to join Create’s professional artist pool as a supporting artist.
  • A bursary of £1,500 for the year, paid as half-day or full-day workshop fees.

For more information, download the Nurturing Talent Brochure by clicking on the image opposite. You can read about some previous Nurturing Talent artists’ experiences here.

To apply, contact Frankie Coppola, Project Administrator, for an application form (frankie@createarts.org.uk). Please state your art form (e.g. creative writing, photography) when requesting an application form.

Your application form along with an informal two minute talking head video can be submitted until 9.30am on Monday 10 February 2020. Please note however: receipt of applications per art form will close once 20 have been received. A copy of our equal opportunities policy can be found here.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 February 2020.

No agencies/consultancies.