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Lancashire Creative Traineeships: 2014-2015

Curious Minds launch Creative Traineeships in Burnley & Lancaster

Curious Minds have announced the launch of the Creative Traineeships in Burnley & Lancaster. For both areas they have partnered up with somewhereto_NW to offer work shadowing and creative challenges as part of their somewhereto_ re:store campaign.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the Trainees to takeover a creative space for young people in the town centre and play a vital part in what happens there over the summer.  Alongside this they will visit other cultural venues across the local area and see what job opportunities other art forms can offer.


Are you interested in trying something a bit different? Something unique where you will be working with people who know how to bring out your skills, creativity and imagination? Then this could be for you.

When are they running?

March 2014 to March 2015
Part time over 18 weeks (4 days a week)

What will you be doing?

Creative Traineeships are specifically about working in the arts and exploring what opportunities there are for you to work in theatre, music, dance, arts festivals, etc. This is a 'hands on' experience and you won't be alone in the process, you'll be working as part of a team throughout the programme. This will include:Achieving accredited qualifications, including an Arts Award and Maths and English if necessaryVisiting a variety of arts organisations across the area to shadow staff and see what job opportunities are out there and hear about how they got into the industryWorking as part of a small team to carry out a creative challenge for one of the arts organisations involved and make a valuable contribution to their work

This is an unpaid opportunity; however you will get financial support and help with travel costs of up to £40 a week.

What can you do after your Creative Traineeship?

You can apply to one of the apprenticeships currently on offer across the North West, either in the arts or in another area of workYou can go onto further education with a local College or training provider We will support you to think about this and to help you decide what is the best option for you

What are the entry requirements?

  • Aged 16 to 18 years old
  • Not currently in education, employment or training


To apply please contact:

Download 'traineeship_leaflet.pdf'