Entry level job: Arts or Creative industries?

Take a look at STEP – a twelve month paid internship where you will be paired with two gap_leapeast London creative organisations to gain experience in diverse areas of the industry. If successful you will undertake two six month internships.

The basics: you will need to be:

  • Resident in one of these East London boroughs: Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest.
  • 18-30 year olds
  • Ambitious to work in the arts and creative industries

Contracts start from October 2017.  Full information at www.createjobslondon.org/training-and-events/training-programmes/step.
Application deadline: 31 August 2017

Tips for arts graduates

  • Exploit your strengths
  • Think about what you enjoy – channel it into your career
  • Prepare while you’re at uni – get that work experience, and network
  • Don’t restrict yourself to the arts sector – think laterally and explore technical sectors too
  • Re-think your career if it’s not working
  • Read this Guardian article

Experience counts…

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China? Gap year?

africaasiaventure_0515Africa & Asia Venture‘s project offers exposure to and experience of both ‘first’ and developing world China.  Starting with a four-week home-stay and Mandarin course in the affluent city of Hangzhou you will then move to The Thousand Island Lakes area where you will be teaching English to impoverished children.

Not just gap years, China and teaching!
AV also offer Art, Drama, Music and Dance; Community work; and Sports coaching as volunteering and summer projects in India, Nepal, Thailand, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Creative writing – 5 useful websites

If you’re interested in creative writing, here are a few websites that you might find useful:

Prospects: Writer – information on what creative writing involves on a day-to-day basis

National Association of Writers’ Groups – UK-wide directory of writing groups, writing competitions, news and events 

Writers room (BBC) – support and encouragement for writers – includes a guide to scriptwriting, script library to browse of BBC TV, radio and film scripts and a blog

Spread the Word – London’s writer development agency, curating a programme of  workshops, masterclasses, and engagement projects and nurturing long-term relationships with writers to bring on talented new voices

Writers & Artists – industry advice for writers including information on preparing for submitting material, how to find a literary agent, self-publishing, advice after publication and a writer’s toolkit