Creative Work Placement Programme

Are you
• • • • Aged 18 to 25 years old? Currently unemployed, volunteering or working 16 hours or less a week? Interested in the arts and creative industries e.g. theatre, dance, art, film and design? Living in Manchester ?

Then this could be the opportunity for you. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to get involved in this Creative Work Placement Programme. If successful you will take part in a training programme designed to identify, uncover and teach some of the key qualities for freelance and project-based employment. You will have the chance to explore your career goals and aspirations. Following this you will undertake a four-week work placement with an arts organisation based in Manchester to sharpen your creative skills further and carry out a marketing project for that organisation. You can put your new skills into practice straight away and have access to further training and support, from both established arts professionals and your peers. This project is particularly suited to those who have experience or are interested in developing skills in one of the following areas: • • • • • Team leading and project management Arts administration Capturing and editing film for promotional use Arts marketing Freelance work in the creative sector

This programme is delivered in partnership between PANDA (Performing Arts Network and Development Agency) and Proper Job Theatre.

Key Dates
16th September - 27th September – Intensive two week training. 30th September – 26th October- four week placement. 31st October- Portfolio exhibition.

How to apply
Please complete the attached application form and return to Sue Chadwick at pandaymc@outlook.com by 12pm on Tuesday 13th August. Informal interviews will take place on Thursday 22nd August and Friday 23rd August in Manchester. Successful applicants will be notified by 6pm on Friday 30th August.

For more information please call Jodean Sumner on 0161 4257754 or 07800869505.

Application for Creative Work Placement Programme
Name: Address: Postcode: Phone No: Email Address: Date of Birth: Please tell us why you would like to be involved in this opportunity (200 words)

Please tell us about your previous experience/involvement in the arts (200 words)

Please return your completed forms to Sue Chadwick at pandaymc@outlook.com by 12pm Tuesday 13th August.

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