Careers & work experience

You can refine Culturepool offers using the ‘Future Work: careers/employability skills’ filter under ‘Outcomes for young people’.

There are many other sources of information that can be helpful when providing young people with information, advice and guidance about careers in the arts and cultural sector:

Locally, the Liverpool City Region Growth Company has created a page on their Growth Platform website which signposts to a suite of Careers Resources – including general, sector-specific and curriculum support.

Regionally, Curious Minds is committed to working with education providers and cultural organisations to develop, support and nurture the early stages of the creative talent pipeline.

Creative and Cultural Skills (CC Skills) is an independent charity and licensed Sector Skills Council. It supports economic growth in the creative and cultural sector by encouraging young people with the right talent and skills to access it, regardless of background or previous educational achievement. They champion non-traditional progression routes into and through the workforce, including apprenticeships.

The CC Skills Discover Creative Careers website collates careers information and opportunities from creative organisations in one directory. It has a page for teachers and career leaders in schools, as well as for parents, and signposts to further careers information, advice and guidance.

Metal, with a base at Edge Hill Station in Liverpool, has just launched a new early-career artists network, Metal New Artist Network. With many courses moving online some students may look to defer their degree studies until next year. Metal is looking to create an online programme starting in October 2020, to connect young people and help them keep their creative practice going. The programme is is voluntary and suitable for students aged 16-25 who are interested in studying all art forms (music, art, drama etc). It’s a flexible programme that can fit in between other courses or jobs. Below is a link where students can register their interest, help inform the programme and ensure Metal can contact them with details once the programme is running.

You can also contact Jenny Porter, Senior Project Manager at: Jenny@metalculture.com or on 07730 610 214, for more information.

The programme is free and is developed in partnership with Festival Bridge, Royal Opera House and Curious Minds.

You can also contact me on the details below or my mobile 07730610214 if they would like more information.

The programme is free and is developed in partnership with Festival Bridge, Royal Opera House and Curious Minds.

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Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial 2021 Digital Learning Resources

Cost: FREE

Teachers and parents are invited to access cross-curricular Learning Resources created for Liverpool Biennial 2021, with creative activities to use…

Teachers and parents are invited to access cross-curricular Learning Resources created for Liverpool Biennial 2021, with creative activities to use in and outside the classroom (suitable for ages 3-16). Designed with school and home-learning settings in mind, these free resources include lesson plans, activities and videos for learners from KS1 – KS4. Covering a range of subjects, including English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, IT, Art & Design and Music, these resources will help children and young people to enjoy and discover the artists' practices and explore themes of the festival. Please visit our online portal to download existing resources and check for new activities over the duration of Liverpool Biennial 2021.  

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 4

Liverpool Biennial

Hybrid Design and Public Sculpture Workshop…

Cost: FREE

The workshop series by Liverpool Biennial, “The Stomach and the Studio”, invites participants to meet the artists of Liverpool Biennial…

The workshop series by Liverpool Biennial, "The Stomach and the Studio", invites participants to meet the artists of Liverpool Biennial 2021. Take part in this digital workshop with Teresa Solar to find out more about her public sculpture project for Liverpool Biennial 2021 and get creating with her! Join artist Teresa Solar to create your own hybrid designs, science fiction stories and surreal drawings. For young people in the age range of GCSE to Undergraduate level (ages 14-19), this series of creative workshops and presentations are aimed at those beginning to develop their creative routes (or anyone that enjoys getting creative!). This will be no boring lecture: we want to get right into learning from an international artist, creating individually and allow participants to share ideas with each other. The Artist will briefly: - Introduce Liverpool Biennial, the festival and how we work with international contemporary artists, collectives and practices. - Introduce Teresa Solar's practice, project for Liverpool Biennial 2021 and the journey she has taken to have a creative career. - The artist may then discuss with participants their own ideas of what they are interested in, or currently doing and offer thoughts and advice. - The artist may give examples of what they were doing when at a similar age and advice or skills they wish they had. The Workshop will: - Be a creative exercise in doing, making or thinking that will teach the young people more about the host artist’s practice. - Create an opportunity for the attendees to develop either a skill, an idea, a process or even just time to think in a creative way. The overall session should leave the attendees with either some things to think about, to do, to question, to see and respond to in their personal creative journey, whilst being an engaging and interesting experience for young people of the city of Liverpool and beyond. Please click here to find out more and book a place..

Art & design

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Liverpool Biennial

Cumbia Rhythms Workshop with Erick Beltrán

Cost: FREE

The workshop series by Liverpool Biennial, “The Stomach and the Studio”, invites participants to meet the artists of Liverpool Biennial…

The workshop series by Liverpool Biennial, "The Stomach and the Studio", invites participants to meet the artists of Liverpool Biennial 2021, starting with Erick Beltrán. Find out more about the artist as music producer and filmmaker and his project for this year's Biennial. Join artist Erick Beltrán to mix and make Cumbia rhythms. For young people in the age range of GCSE to Undergraduate level(ages 14-19), this series of creative workshops and presentations are aimed at those beginning to develop their creative routes (or anyone that enjoys getting creative!). This will be no boring lecture: we want to get right into learning from an international artist, creating individually and allow participants to share ideas with each other. The Artist will briefly: - Introduce Liverpool Biennial, the festival and how we work with international contemporary artists, collectives and practices. - Introduce his practice, project for Liverpool Biennial 2021 and the journey he has taken to have a creative career. - The artist may then discuss with participants their own ideas of what they are interested in, or currently doing and offer thoughts and advice. - The artist may give examples of what they were doing when at a similar age and advice or skills they wish they had. The Workshop will: - Be a creative exercise in doing, making or thinking that will teach the young people more about the host artist’s practice. - Create an opportunity for the attendees to develop either a skill, an idea, a process or even just time to think in a creative way. The overall session should leave the attendees with either some things to think about, to do, to question, to see and respond to in their personal creative journey, whilst being an engaging and interesting experience for young people of the city of Liverpool and beyond. Please click here to find out more and book a place.

Art & design Music

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Liverpool Biennial

Growing Food and Communities Workshop with…

Cost: FREE

For young people in the age range of GCSE to Undergraduate level (ages 14-19), this creative workshop is aimed at…

For young people in the age range of GCSE to Undergraduate level (ages 14-19), this creative workshop is aimed at people beginning to develop their creative routes. Liverpool Biennial 2021, The Stomach and The Port, takes the curatorial approach of 'The Stomach' as the bodily organ through which we engage with and digest the world. The workshop will unpack how this idea of The Stomach through perspectives of consuming and producing the world through community action, specifically around food, green space and agriculture. Join artist and cook Sean Roy Parker and Rule of Threes to learn about growing, fermenting ideas and pickling in jars, as we explore the Biennial’s entry point: The Stomach. With support from Rule of Threes, National Food Service and Social Pickle. The Workshop will:
  • Be a creative exercise in doing, making or thinking that will teach the young people more about Rule of Threes and The Stomach and The Port.
  • Create an opportunity for the attendees to develop either a skill, an idea, a process or even just time to think in a creative or contemporary way.
The overall session should leave the attendees with either some things to think about, to do, to question, to see and respond to in their personal creative journey. Please click here to find out more and book a place.

Art & design

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Liverpool Biennial

Fluid Identities Workshop with The Proud…

Cost: FREE

For young people in the age range of GCSE to Undergraduate level (14-19), this creative workshop is aimed at young…

For young people in the age range of GCSE to Undergraduate level (14-19), this creative workshop is aimed at young people beginning to develop their creative routes. Liverpool Biennial 2021, The Stomach and The Port, takes the curatorial approach of 'Porosity' the ability of the skin to absorb or allow things to pass through, the ports as exchange and our identity as fluid. The workshop will unpack how this idea of Porosity is present in the work of the local communities and organisations in the region. The Proud Trust support LGBT+ youth and will produce a workshop bridging the international contemporary practices of the Biennial to local work, making changes in the lives of the local demographic. The Workshop will:
  • Be a creative exercise in doing, making or thinking that will teach the young people more about The Proud Trust and The Stomach and The Port.
  • Create an opportunity for the attendees to develop either a skill, an idea, a process or even just time to think in a creative or contemporary way.
The overall session should leave the attendees with either some things to think about, to do, to question, to see and respond to in their personal creative journey. Please click here to find out more and book a place.

Art & design Citizenship PSHE SMSC

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Liverpool Biennial

Theatre as a Space for All…

Cost: FREE

For young people in the age range of GCSE to Undergraduate level (ages 14-19), this creative workshop is aimed at…

For young people in the age range of GCSE to Undergraduate level (ages 14-19), this creative workshop is aimed at people beginning to develop their creative routes. Liverpool Biennial 2021, The Stomach and The Port, takes the curatorial approach of 'Kinship' - the bonds and relationships which connect us to our families, the community and beyond, to include the wider world of nature and technology. The workshop will unpack this idea of Kinship through perspectives of those working with Kinship in their values and will take place on 2nd June from 4pm to 6pm. Phosphoros Theatre group work with, as and for asylum and refugee communities through the medium of theatre and drama. They will produce a workshop bridging the international contemporary practices of the Biennial to these communities and values. The Workshop will:
  • Be a creative exercise in doing, making or thinking that will teach the young people more about Phosphoros Theatre and The Stomach and The Port.
  • Create an opportunity for the attendees to develop either a skill, an idea, a process or even just time to think in a creative or contemporary way.
The overall session should leave the attendees with either some things to think about, to do, to question, to see and respond to in their personal creative journey. Please click here to find out more and book a place.

Art & design Drama

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Liverpool Biennial

Kinship Activity Pack

Cost: FREE

Become an art critic, an artist and a storyteller through the Liverpool Biennial 2021 Kinship Activity Pack, which is full…

Become an art critic, an artist and a storyteller through the Liverpool Biennial 2021 Kinship Activity Pack, which is full of exciting things to do, make and learn. Designed for families with primary school age children (suitable for ages 3+), the pack includes a range of cross-curricular activities which can be used to explore the artworks across the city, whether out and about or from home. The Kinship Activity Pack can now be downloaded as a PDF file and physical copies will be available from all of our Liverpool Biennial venues when they open later this Spring. Collect all of the sheets and assemble them to create one huge activity pack!

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Liverpool Biennial

KeKeÇa Tutorials

Cost: FREE

Take part in learning body percussion with KeKeÇa (Ke – Ke – Cha) using free video tutorials and live sessions,…

Take part in learning body percussion with KeKeÇa (Ke - Ke - Cha) using free video tutorials and live sessions, released throughout Liverpool Biennial 2021. Participants of all ages can follow along! Using hands to clap, feet to stomp and voices to hum, learn how your body can be a musical instrument. During Liverpool Biennial this year, KeKeÇa are creating bite-sized lesson videos from 5 to 20 minutes in length for you to access on our online portal, where the new sessions are uploaded every Monday. Visit our portal to explore existing tutorials and learn more. Tag @Liverpoolbiennial @kekekca_bp and use the hash tag #KeKeCaChallenge on social media to show off what you have learnt from KeKeÇa!

Art & design Dance Drama Music PE

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5