Welcome to our first digest of 2022, full of interesting events, opportunities and schemes that may help you meet collaborators, improve their career prospects or simply broaden your horizons.
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From QMUL, Partners & Friends
Phakama have a new project for 16-21 year olds this February: Our Stories
Rise Up is a FREE opportunity for young people aged 16- 21 to create, learn, collaborate and express themselves. This is a unique experience for up to ten young people, who will be led by Phakama’s Young Creatives, to take part in a one-week cross-arts project. Using different art forms such as drama, music, creative writing and movement, you will have the opportunity to create your own show and share it with a live audience at Graeae Theatre in East London. No previous arts experience necessary.
SED Career Workshops
Are you interested in being a writer or journalist? Or in working as a freelance practitioner in the arts? Perhaps you have thought about setting up your own production company?
If so, come along to this session to get an overview of working for yourself, including:
- freelancing and owning a business
- types of business
- entrepreneurial skills
- SED-related businesses.
In this third exclusive SED careers workshop, Career Consultant Charlotte Brown will share insight into how best to present yourself when job hunting. CV, cover letter, interview and networking tips will be discussed to improve your job search strategy and help you achieve career success.
This session aims to help you explore how to present yourself to potential employers, clients, and contacts in a variety of ways. We’ll cover:
- Skills and how to describe them
- CVs and applications
SED Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Student Initiative Fund
Submissions open for Peckham Fringe
Our friends at Theatre Peckham are seeking show submissions for their new performing arts festival Peckham Fringe, which runs Monday 2 May – Sunday 5 June. Everyone is welcome to apply. Submission deadline: Monday 14 February.
More info: https://bit.ly/TP_PF #PeckhamFringe
2 QMUL exclusive internships at Theatre Peckham
The purpose of this internship is to provide a learning opportunity to the intern by spending time with several departments within the organisation. Before starting the internship, you will be invited to express what areas interest you and the organisation will endeavour to match these with current projects or areas of work that are taking place at the time. Areas include: administration, fundraising, academy, venue operations, assisting the CEO/ Associate Director/ Producer, finances, research, archive and reporting. Each role will be designed to reflect the needs of the student and will be discussed with each successful candidate. This internship is on a voluntary basis and it takes place in a registered charity.
Deadline for applications is 20 February, for more information and to apply please visit this link (https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=138903&service=Careers+Service)
The purpose of this internship is to provide a learning opportunity to the intern by providing support to the production team whilst the theatre is hosting shows as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival. Theatre Peckham (TP) is a cultural flagship venue that champions artistic excellence and supports young people (YP), particularly those from low economic backgrounds to engage with the arts. You will be expected to undertake a range of duties relating to the support of production and running of a theatre show and working closely under the guidance of the Academy Manager.
Deadline for applications is 20 February, for more information and to apply please visit this link (https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=138905&service=Careers+Service)
Interested applicants are encouraged to consider booking an application appointment in Careers & Enterprise before applying for these roles.
Are you thinking of starting your own podcast? Apply within!
Acast Amplifier is podcast platform Acast’s first initiative designed to help find and nurture the next generation of audio creators in the UK via grants and training. There’s no better partner for your pod’.
Deadline: Mon 14 Feb, 12pm
Rich Mix arts centre and cinema are looking for Visitor Services Assistants to join our Operations team, delivering excellent customer service for all visitors. You’ll work in a variety of roles, ensuring people feel well looked-after and leave with positive memories.
Theatre Royal Stratford East – Future Leaders
Stratford East’s brand-new initiative, the Future Leaders programme is for East London-based 16-25 year olds who are interested in learning about different types of leadership, how cultural organisations are run, and want to have their say in the future of our creative industries.
Free ‘Introduction to’ Clod Ensemble Workshops
This programme of workshops is offered exclusively to people who identify as women, trans and non-binary, and are interested in developing a career in backstage roles. The sessions will be free to attend.
Lighting Design – 16 Feb
Are you between 18-24 years old? From Tower Hamlets and of Somali background?
ZU-UK are holding a series of 3 public workshops – THIS IS HOW I DO IT, BABY – in February & March
We would love to see you there.
Each session consists of a practical deep-dive into the methodology and ethos of an invited guest artist – this year’s guests are Silvia Mercuriali (https://www.silviamercuriali.com), Kelly Green (https://www.kellyg.net) & Action Hero (http://www.actionhero.org.uk). The series is aimed at emerging artists, practitioners and researchers, and also serves as a taster for those with an interest in the MA Contemporary Performance course.
The sessions are FREE, but have a small capacity and require sign-up here:
- Silvia Mercuriali, Thurs 10th Feb https://bit.ly/this-is-how-1
- Kelly Green, Thurs 24th Feb https://bit.ly/this-is-how-2
- Action Hero, Thurs 3rd March https://bit.ly/this-is-how-3
LAH is one of the leading Arts & Health organisations in the UK and we are looking for a new Exceutive Director.
Accountable to: Chair and Trustees of London Arts in Health Forum
Salary: £47,000 pro-rata
Time Commitment: Part-time, three days a week.
Location: Hybrid working: A combination of office and team-working based with homeworking.
‘Roma Feminist & Queer Perspectives: Performance, Scholarship, Activism’ 24 & 25 February (online, via zoom).
Programme information and registration here: https://queerfeministcurrents.wordpress.com/event-four/
Grierson DocLab Training Scheme
Daily Mail Editorial Scheme
BBC Journalism Apprenticeships
14 February New
BBC Production Trainee Scheme
14 February New
Telegraph Editorial Graduate Programme
Bet365 Media Graduate Scheme
Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…
Apples & Snakes Artists Newsletter | Arts Admin E-Digest | ArtsJobs | BBC Academy | Creative Access (Jobs) | ERIC – Career + Opportunities App | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)