Discover! Creative Careers Week
This November, we’re taking part in the first ever Discover! Creative Careers week as part of the Creative Careers Programme (CCP). Discover! is an England-wide open doors week across the creative industries that will see over 450 employers opening their doors to thousands of young people – we’re thrilled to be involved.
The aim of the event is to inform and inspire local students aged 11+ about the types of roles and career pathways available across the creative industries so we can ensure the future demands of our vibrant sector are met by a strong and diverse workforce. By taking part, we’re joining the likes of National Trust, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Pinewood Studios, Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Channel 4, Norwich Theatre Royal, Birmingham Museums Trust, Cockpit Arts, the Financial Times, Kudos TV, The National Archives, xsite Architecture, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Colston Hall, Burberry and Hachette Publishing, plus many more.
Our Discover! event will take place on Thursday 21 November 2019 and we plan to run the following activities:
- Intro to Making Space; what we do and ‘Flash Intros’ from the Team
- Meet The Makers
- Studio Tours
- ‘My Creative Career’ – Talk by a local artist Kas Williams
- ‘Working in the Arts’ – Talk by Making Space Employees
- Question Time
Making Space is passionate about promoting not only high-quality craft and professional local makers, but also creative career options for young people. We do a lot of work with local schools and think it’s important to highlight creative careers as a viable, exciting and inspiring choice for young people. Our 7 professional maker studios act as an inspiration for those considering following their dreams of being an artist or maker. We regularly run maker development events and Making Space is also a proud Arts Award Centre & Supporter and Arts Mark Partner. We offer work experience placements and have volunteer options available for those seeking insight into working in the Arts. In a time when creative subjects are being dropped from the curriculum we remain supportive in inspiring the future generation of creative minds and talent!
The young people will be attending our event with their school/college and will always be accompanied by their teachers and tutors. Ahead of the event, we’ll be circulating some further information about working with young people and any relevant safeguarding and health and safety information to those of you who will be involved.
Find out more about Discover! Creative Careers or the Creative Careers Programme online.