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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Tate Liverpool

Creative activities for young people to…

Cost: FREE

Loads of ideas for young people to do at home, stimulating creativity and imagination.

Loads of ideas for young people to do at home, stimulating creativity and imagination.

Art & design

free Tate Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Creative Sketchbook Challenge

Cost: FREE

Tate Liverpool and Clifford Holroyde School designed these six sketchbook activities for teachers to take part in over the summer…

Tate Liverpool and Clifford Holroyde School designed these six sketchbook activities for teachers to take part in over the summer holidays, if they felt like it. They aim to support reflection and wellbeing and are inspired by the five ways to wellbeing that are well-known to help us feel better. You might like to start by finding/making/buying your own notebook for the activities. They are all available as a resource for you to use at any time, as a project with students or staff: Challenge 1 - self-portrait Challenge 2 - connect Challenge 3 - be active Challenge 4 - take notice Challenge 5 - learn Challenge 6 - give free Liverpool Learning Partnership Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Creative Organisations of Liverpool

Black History Month – activities from…

Cost: FREE

Cultural organisations across Liverpool have come together to curate an exciting programme of outdoor and virtual events which celebrate Black…

Cultural organisations across Liverpool have come together to curate an exciting programme of outdoor and virtual events which celebrate Black History Month this October. Supported by Culture Liverpool, the Creative Organisations of Liverpool (a network of city arts venues) have curated a special programme which responds to the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter campaign, highlighting the power that the arts can play in affecting change. A number of brand new commissions will promote equality and justice through a range of art forms and will also be a celebration of Liverpool’s black community which is the oldest black community in Europe. Further details about each event and the booking information be found at www.cultureliverpool.com/bhm. Commissions include:
  • A live online soundscape by BlackFest which fuses afro beats and jazz with a collection of poetry and spoken word exploring what it means to be black.
  • Schools will be able to benefit from anti-racism workshops courtesy of sculptor Faith Bebbington in collaboration with dot-art Schools. Called Protest Plant, the project will see schools create their own sculptures decorated with protest slogans they have devised.
  • Taking place at St Luke’s Church (Liverpool’s “bombed out” church) on 31 October, Katumba Drumming & Movement will bring some explosive rhythm to Halloween with a celebration of Orishas – also known as ‘Afrocentric Superheroes’. The event is free but pre-booking is essential.
  • Liverpool Irish Festival will host a mixer on 15 October which encourages people of dual and/or mixed heritage Irish backgrounds to share their stories of the racial assumptions and exchanges they have experienced.
  • Open Eye Gallery will host and facilitate a series of events which include slavery guided tour, artists debates abound how the world has changed since the death of George Floyd and photography exhibitions at the Museum of Liverpool.
  • Inspired by a Liverpool activist’s week-long protest at Princes Park Gates holding a ‘I’m not Okay’ placard, Tmesis Theatre will stand at the gates and engage passers-by to have their say about the ongoing need for change.
  • Writing on the Wall will present a programme featuring inspirational local, national and international black artists, creatives and activists, including Man Booker Prize winning Jamaican writer Marlon James. The events will take place throughout October.
  • Storytelling and poetry will be used by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival to understand and explore the cultural heritage of Yemen, with the work acting as a living archive of the experiences of Yemenis living in the UK today.
  • First Take will produce a short documentary focusing on the Black Lives Matters protests and looking at what comes next.
  • A spoken word, dance and music production called Journeys to the Underworld will take over the city centre on 12 October. Produced by Luma Creations, local and international artists will look at the struggles of indigenous people from Africa , the Americas and other parts of the world.
  • Spread Your Wings is a commission by Movema which will create a platform for black dance artists to be celebrated, listened to and supported.
The site also has information about additional activities taking place by Liverpool Hope University and Whispered Tales. All live events taking place outdoors will be Covid-safe, and will follow government guidelines. A further announcement will be made in the coming weeks about an exciting month-long music celebration to coincide with Black History Month, which will include live online performances, documentary screenings, podcasts and ‘in conversation with’ events.
free Creative Organisations of Liverpool
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

English National Opera

Year 7 creative photography project

Cost: FREE

English National Opera is inviting all Year 7s in your school to take part in a creative self-portrait photography project…

English National Opera is inviting all Year 7s in your school to take part in a creative self-portrait photography project to fill the 1,600 empty seats of the London Coliseum. This project is open to all class teachers - no experience in photography is required to lead this creative activity in the classroom. Please click on link to resource below for instructions on how to get involved: Year 7 Creative Photography Project Outline The London Coliseum will re-open its doors to socially distanced audiences on 6 November. This means that some seats will have to remain ‘un-occupied’. But instead of leaving these seats completely empty, what if Year 7s filled these seats with images of fun, creative self-portraits? The idea is simple:
  • We send you an outline of the creative brief with specific guidelines about dimensions and resolution for each photograph, along with ideas & tips to create imaginative self-portraits.
  • You organise your self-portrait session with your Year 7 classes and support the young people in taking each other’s self-portrait photograph. You then send us all the photographs electronically by a given date.
  • We print each self-portrait, along with the name of the participating school, on quality seat covers for the 1,600 empty seats of the London Coliseum auditorium.
We will also be showcasing some of these photographs on our digital screens across the public spaces of the Coliseum. Questions? Email the Baylis team: baylis@eno.org

Art & design Drama English

free English National Opera Artsmark Arts Award
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 3

dot-art

Protest Plants workshop for Black History…

Cost: £295 plus materials

Create a Protest Plant with artist Faith Bebbington – a large freestanding sculpture featuring hands as the branches and leaves.…

Create a Protest Plant with artist Faith Bebbington - a large freestanding sculpture featuring hands as the branches and leaves. Following initial discussions about racism (and school preparation prior to the session) pupils will come up with their own protest slogans to visualise their opinions. The plant will incorporate slogans in the palm of the hands and around the base. This will hopefully make a positive impact on pupils and the audience. The slogans or sound bites will look similar to circular badges used in the past to make personal protests. The base of the plant will be rainbow colours to signify diversity. The piece will be made using simple recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and tape to construct the sculpture, then decorate the surface using papier-mâché. Faith will also introduce the work of the Anthony Walker Foundation either by showing a short film, or encouraging the school to consider buying in one of their resources as preparation for the workshop. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MINIMUM TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Art & design Citizenship PSHE

295 plus materials 300 dot-art Artsmark Yes
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stage 3

Comics Youth CIC

Comics Youth Safe Spaces

Cost: FREE

Safe Spaces is for 13-25 year olds, on: Thursdays – 6-8pm online Saturdays – 3-4:30pm face to face, in the…

Safe Spaces is for 13-25 year olds, on:
  • Thursdays - 6-8pm online
  • Saturdays - 3-4:30pm face to face, in the Comics Youth HQ on Tithebarn St, Liverpool City Centre, Suite 3.3
These sessions offer young people the space to develop their writing and creative skills through:
  • workshops;
  • publishing opportunities from our publishing house 'Marginal' (which is run by young people, for young people);
  • creating campaign work.
The Safe Spaces sessions are tailored to the groups' wants and needs, mainly focusing on topics such as inclusivity, safety in the city, mental health and recovery. We are currently beginning to develop a Trail through Liverpool, compiled of spaces young people feel safe in. We will then use these spaces to showcase their work, writing, poetry, art and more! We will use a podcast to guide visitors around the city explaining the work and reasoning behind the campaign, which is to make young people reclaim their spaces in the city centre and understand what it meant by a 'safe space', and how to create them.

Art & design English PSHE

free Comics Youth CIC Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

The Royal Court Theatre

The Terriers 2 (Eve’s Story)

Cost: FREE

Eve’s Story was written in 2018, as a direct response to the success of Terriers. After engaging with Terriers young people, in particular…

Eve’s Story was written in 2018, as a direct response to the success of Terriers. After engaging with Terriers young people, in particular young women, continue to ask what happens to the character Eve. After consultation with partners including Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership, Merseyside Police, community workers and young people, writer Maurice Bessman developed Eve's Story. The play is a sequel to Terriers but can be watched as a standalone piece. It highlights issues surrounding absenteeism, knife crime and child exploitation (CE).

Drama

free The Royal Court Theatre Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Visit into school
Key Stages 3–4

Metal Culture

Metal New Artist Network

Cost: FREE

A free programme of workshops for young creatives who have deferred from studying an arts degree, or who are unsure…

A free programme of workshops for young creatives who have deferred from studying an arts degree, or who are unsure if University is for them.
The aim of this online programme is to help keep your creative practice going and connect you with other creatives from across the UK. This is a programme for anyone interested in any type of art (music, drama, film, dance, creative writing, visual art or design). It is voluntary and suitable for students 16-25.
The idea is for it to be flexible to fit in between other courses or jobs. You can register your interest here.
The programme will run monthly from October 2020. It will involve workshops, group sharings with professional artists, training events and creative challenges.
The programme is free and is developed in partnership with Festival Bridge, Royal Opera House and Curious Minds.

Art & design

free Metal Culture Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 5