Holly Khan: from Nurturing Talent to Board of Trustees
Read about Holly’s experiences on the Nurturing Talent programme and her journey to joining our Board.
We are committed to investing in artists, enabling them to develop the skills and experience to run high-quality creative arts workshops in challenging community settings.
Our Nurturing Talent programme gives six emerging artists each year the opportunity to work as supporting artists on a range of our projects, attend professional development training days and work in pairs to design and deliver their own workshop in a community setting. Each artist receives a bursary; and collectively they support hundreds of workshops across the year.
“IT HAS BEEN FANTASTIC TO WORK WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT ARTISTS. I’VE LEARNT SO MUCH ABOUT MYSELF, ABOUT WHAT BEING CREATIVE MEANS, HOW CREATIVITY CAN HELP OTHERS AND HOW I CAN USE MY SKILLS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.”NATALIE HASLAM – NURTURING TALENT 2020/21
Over 12 months (approximately 25 days) each artist:
• Works as a supporting artist alongside Create’s professional artist(s) to plan and deliver three or more creative arts projects (circa 18 days). They work with different community groups (eg: vulnerable older people; young carers; disabled children; homeless adults).
• Attends seven professional development training days led by Create artists, which focus on leadership skills, workshop planning and delivery.
• Works with another artist on the programme to design and deliver their own workshop in one of Create’s community settings.
Watch this short interview with Autumn, a Nurturing Talent 2022/23 graduate.
Watch the short video below to hear from some of our current Nurturing Talent artists.
Our recruitment process begins at the end of the year, with the programme running from March to March. The application page – which includes more details – can be found here.
Nurturing Talent artist George shares their thoughts on community, advocacy, and their experience on Create’s Nurturing Talent programme.