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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English National Opera

Finish This… A music making project…

Cost: FREE

A creative music making project for primary schools, bringing a fusion of opera, live film and animation straight to your…

A creative music making project for primary schools, bringing a fusion of opera, live film and animation straight to your classroom for FREE this Autumn 2021. Finish This is a new digital project from for pupils aged 7 - 11 years, focusing on supporting children to develop their music making skills, promoting self-expression, creativity, collaboration and well-being. The project also supports teachers to reconnect children with their school community with a fun and unique learning experience. Using a specially commissioned operatic work as a starting point, we will inspire your pupils to create and produce their own music through an invitation to respond to, and resolve, unfinished artistic work. Your class will
  • Experience opera in a unexpected way
  • Be able to express themselves and respond creatively
  • Increase self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement
  • Develop critical engagement to listen and decode music
  • Be encouraged to develop their own music interpretations
  • Experiment with ways of organising music to communicate meaning
  • Reconnect with their peers and the curriculum with a fun and unique learning experience
Project package includes
  • An Educational film developed specifically for primary learners
  • Operatic music performed by the world-class ENO Orchestra and Chorus
  • Composition toolkit, with digital and printed resources,
  • Teacher learning resource pack, with additional cross-curriculum exercises
  • Online CPD for teachers, introducing the toolkit and new approaches to music making in the classroom
  • The opportunity to celebrate and share your pupils’ music submissions with parents, peers and the school community.

Art & design Music

free English National Opera
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

Rob Keeley, Children's author and workshop leader

Creative Writing School Workshops: Where Were…

Cost: FREE

Two linked half-day school workshops commissioned by Liverpool Learning Partnership and Writing on the Wall as part of Liverpool Year…

Two linked half-day school workshops commissioned by Liverpool Learning Partnership and Writing on the Wall as part of Liverpool Year of Writing (#LiverpoolWrites). The workshops are designed to look at the world we live in at this moment in time, and to allow young people to express themselves creatively around contemporary themes.  The first workshop focuses on the past and present, and the second on the future. The worksheets for the two workshops are free to download.  Each workshop has:
  • An opening short story by Rob Keeley, to be used as a class reader/literacy text in advance of each workshop to establish the themes and set the scene
  • An opening writing warm-up for the class or group
  • An opening discussion of the themes of the workshop
You can then split your class or group into three smaller groups, respectively tackling Poetry, Prose and Drama around the theme of that workshop.  There are three writing briefs on these, one for each group, to be given to those groups at both workshops and used to produce Creative Writing around that day's theme. Any questions about the above can be emailed to Rob Keeley who schools can also book separately (for a fee) to host the workshops virtually over Zoom.

English

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Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

Boat of Hope

Boat of Hope – Creative Competition

Cost: FREE

Calling all secondary school students… We are launching a national art competition for you to unleash your creativity. Be as…

Calling all secondary school students… We are launching a national art competition for you to unleash your creativity. Be as imaginative as possible in creating artwork that illustrates what 'hope' looks like to you. Schools understand better than anyone how difficult the last year has been for young people and the impact it has had on their mental health and wellbeing. In response, serial fundraiser and adventurer Bernie Hollywood OBE, has pledged to take on the unimaginable: rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, alone - all to raise money and awareness for mental health in schools. The judging panel for the competition are looking for any artwork that illustrates what 'hope' looks like to you. Perhaps depicting a journey through mental health challenges you, or those close to you, may have experienced. This could be an early morning sunrise, a loved one or the feeling of going on holiday. The panel will be looking for the most creative designs - something like an upside-down rainbow as a person’s smile, the sunrise shining from a person’s head or something else that’s eye-catching and unique. Make sure you stand out from the crowd!

See Your Artwork Join Bernie on The Boat of Hope

Six winners will be chosen. The prize? Winning entries will be included in a bespoke wrap designed by renowned UK artist Justin Eagleton which will be featured on Bernie's custom-made rowing boat and could be seen by up to 800 million people. The Boat of Hope mural will adorn Bernie's Boat of Hope which is due to be unveiled this autumn in London, before setting to sea on Bernie's epic voyage next year. If you win, you will also be invited to attend this exciting and exclusive launch, accompanied by a parent or guardian and a representative from your school. All winners will also be invited to a private art lesson with Justin Eagleton. Please note: only one entry is allowed per school.

Art & design

free Boat of Hope
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stages 3–5

Culture Liverpool

Good Business Festival Hub

Cost: FREE

The Good Business Festival Youth Summit and education programme is hosted in a new kitchen garden at Knowsley Safari. The…

The Good Business Festival Youth Summit and education programme is hosted in a new kitchen garden at Knowsley Safari. The kitchen garden will help young people from Knowsley and beyond learn about horticulture, food production and sustainability. The garden has been built with the support from the Incredible Edible Foundation who will be organising special workshops for local schools over the coming months. It’s just one part of a new education initiative being delivered by The Good Business Festival – a three-day event across the city region from 7-9th July focusing on ethical, inclusive and purpose-driven business in July of this year. The education programme will include a set of special workshops for young people across the city region from partners including  Dot Art, Metal, UK Youth for Nature, Abandon Normal Devices, Collective Encounters, Liverpool World Centre, The Bluecoat and the British Antarctic Survey amongst others. The programme will also be transformed into a digital resource which will be made available to schools and community groups across the Liverpool City Region and beyond. In addition, the Good Business Festival are working with Knowsley Council to deliver a special youth summit this summer, taking inspiration from the COP26 United Nations climate change conference being held this autumn in Glasgow. The summit - hosted by TV presenter and conservationist Chris Packham - will bring together hundreds young people from across the Liverpool City Region to take part in a schedule of talks and activities exploring how business impacts climate, the environment and animal habitats. Taking full advantage of the surroundings of Knowsley Safari, the Youth Summit includes a line-up of special activities and interactive sessions from conservation tours to animal-themed aerobics. Official youth programme partners include Knowsley Safari, British Antarctic Survey, Collective Encounters, Metal, Dot Art, UK Youth for Nature, Incredible Edible Foundation, Liverpool World Centre, Abandon Normal Devices (AND), Liverpool Schools Parliament, Roots and Wings, Knowsley Safari, The Bluecoat free Culture Liverpool Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

The Children's Bookshow

The Children’s Bookshow: poetry event for…

Cost: £6 per child

The Children’s Bookshow has an amazing offer for primary schools: we are bringing award-winning poet, Rachel Rooney, to the Floral…

The Children's Bookshow has an amazing offer for primary schools: we are bringing award-winning poet, Rachel Rooney, to the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton on Monday 15 November for an hour-long vibrant and interactive poetry performance, suitable for years 4, 5 and 6. Tickets are £6 per child with accompanying adults free of charge. EVERY child attending will receive a beautiful hardback copy of A Kid in My Class, Rachel Rooney's most recent poetry collection (worth £10.99 and illustrated by former children's Laureate, Chris Riddell) absolutely FREE! We also have four free in-school workshops to give away to schools bringing more than 30 children to the performance. Rachel Rooney will visit four schools to run a 90-minute poetry workshop for a class of children. Finally, we'll be giving schools a free poetry teaching resource pack featuring 12 individual lesson plans that explore A Kid in My Class.

English

6 per child 10 The Children's Bookshow Arts Award
Trip out of school
Key Stage 2

The Spoken World

Spoken Word & Drama Workshops

Cost: ££85-£160

Our bespoke Spoken World workshops can be tailored to your own particular subject or theme. Previous workshops and projects have…

Our bespoke Spoken World workshops can be tailored to your own particular subject or theme. Previous workshops and projects have covered subjects such as:
  • Drugs
  • Domestic Violence
  • Isolation
  • Mental Health
  • Disability
  • Immigration
  • Drama for Literacy
  • Democracy (it’s all Greek to me)
  • The person I want to be
​All of our workshops are designed to support current secondary schools curriculums and practices. Our workshops aid in the development of oratory skills. Not only are words used to give a meaning to the performance but the voice, volume, inflexion, pitch, pauses and speed of a person contributes to the entire recitation experience, enhancing the meaning. Students develop vocal reasoning skills enabling them to communicate thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise way. Many of the important concepts, strategies, and skills taught as part of our workshops are portable. Skills practiced can transfer readily to other content areas.

Citizenship Drama English Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) History PSHE SMSC

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Visit into school
Key Stages 3–5

The World Reimagined

The World Reimagined – transformative racial…

Cost: FREE

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of The World Reimagined – a ground-breaking national art education project to transform how…

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of The World Reimagined - a ground-breaking national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact. In development for two years, we are excited to share the vision and plans of The World Reimagined - so hope you will be able to join us at 19.00-20.00 on Thursday 27 May 2021 (online). Hosted by our very own board member and Sky News presenter Gillian Joseph, you'll hear from speakers including internationally renowned artist Yinka Shonibare CBE; writer Ekow Eshun; poet Keisha Thompson and cast members from the West End production of Hamilton. We hope you will join the launch as we would love your school and college to take part in our Learning Programme  - an experiential and transformative journey for students, teachers and schools. The time is now: A historic moment for racial justice. For too long, the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade has been untold, mistaught or misrepresented. In the UK, we celebrate with pride the Trade’s abolition - but the people who were enslaved and their descendants; Britain’s role in the Trade’s creation; and the Trade’s devastating legacy are usually missing from how history is told. This is not ‘Black History’, this is all of our history. We are living in a key moment for racial justice. It calls on us to courageously face our shared history with honesty, empathy and grace, so that we can create a new future in which all can say: I am seen. That is the mission of The World Reimagined. What it is: an unprecedented national art education project The World Reimagined will see trails of large Globe sculptures in cities across the UK in May-July of 2022, created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. ​The Globes will be created by both established and undiscovered artists, alongside unique collaborations that bring together communities and icons with artists. The trails will be the centre of a broader learning and engagement programme - with hundreds of schools, community groups, sporting and cultural institutions taking part across the country. Our Learning Programme is designed with specific offers for Primary Schools; Secondary Schools and Colleges, including flexible classroom resources; Teacher Leadership Development; and a platform for the creative expression for students. Our Poetic Programme is free to all schools across the country and our Globe Programme gives your students the chance to collaborate to create their own Globes! The World Reimagined is a vibrant project that will inspire pride in what it means to be Black and British and help us all better understand what it means to be British.​
Together, we can re-examine our understanding of our history and reimagine the world that we can create together – one rooted in acknowledgement, dignity and unity, cherishing our diversity.
Please sign up for the launch at www.theworldreimagined.org
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Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–5

As Creatives

Poetry LIVE

Cost: £395.00 for a full day

We love the power of words, so we’ve got a whole range of enjoyable and engaging Poetry workshops – for…

We love the power of words, so we've got a whole range of enjoyable and engaging Poetry workshops - for pupils of all ages to enjoy. Our workshops include in-person sessions, as well as live streamed workshops beamed straight into your classroom - and resource packages which allow you to host your own whole-school poetry day.

Longer workshops will also see pupils gaining experience in presentation skills as we support them in exploring the most effective ways to deliver their poems vocally. We can also provide a Poetry assembly to kick-start your poetry day in school! Our poetry workshops are available throughout the school year - and can be adapted to suit any theme or text, connecting literacy right across the curriculum.

English

395.00 for a full day 300 As Creatives Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5