nurturing talent applications 2024/25

Nurturing Talent is Create’s programme for emerging artists. It offers an opportunity to six artists (all studies must have been completed) who are interested in gaining hands-on workshop experiences to apply their professional practice in a community setting.

Nurturing Talent 2022/23 graduate Autumn shares their experience on the programme.

Thank you very much for your interest in becoming part of Create’s Nurturing Talent programme. We are no longer accepting eligibility enquiries. If you have submitted an eligibility form, you will be contacted by Thursday 2 November if you are invited to apply.

Nurturing Talent is an annual training programme. Recruitment for the 25/26 cohort will begin in autumn 2024. If you are interested in applying for our next cohort, please sign up to our newsletter.

how to apply

NB: Please only apply if you have been invited to.

Download the relevant brochure to learn more about the programme and the application process:

~ Nurturing Talent Brochure London
~ Nurturing Talent Brochure Greater Manchester

If you are deemed eligible to apply for Nurturing Talent, you will be sent an application form by email. Please note applications must be submitted in either Word or PDF formats only.

We would also like you to submit an informal two-minute talking head video (keeping the file size as small as possible and under 2GB) answering the following questions:

1. Why do you want to work for Create?
2. Why do you want to be part of the Nurturing Talent programme?
3. What inspires you about your artform?
4. Tell us about your community practice experience with vulnerable groups.

Please note that we are not looking at your film skills, the quality of the video will not be scored (even if your art form is film).

submission of applicants

Completed application forms can be emailed to (please type Nurturing Talent 2024/25 in the subject field).

Please upload your video to WeTransfer; you will then have the choice of either putting as recipient or copying a download link, which you can send by email along with your application form.

Your application form and talking head video must be submitted by 10am on 17/11/23.

Applications submitted after this application period will not be considered.

NB Receipt of applications per art form will close once 20 have been received. We will update this page when we have reached 20 applications. If you have any access needs which effect the length of time it will take to complete the application please us know so that reasonable adjustments can be made.

Interviews will be held on 08/12/23 and 15/12/23.

Please note that in order to take part in the Nurturing Talent programme you must be able to attend in person training days in London on all the below dates. These are an essential part of the programme and are non-negotiable. Please inform us ASAP if you know you are unable to attend on any of these dates: 

Final rehearsal of 2023/24 cohort: Monday 18 March 2024
Induction: Friday 22 March 2024
Artist Sharing 1: Monday 13 May 2024
Workshop Development Module: Monday 23 September 2024
Artist Sharing 2: Monday 18 November 2024
Workshop Rehearsal Module: Monday 3 March 2025
Workshop Delivery Module: Monday 17 March 2025
Exit interview: Monday 24 March 2025

Thank you for taking the time to complete this application.