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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Movema Dance

Movema World Dance – Artsmark support…

Cost: FREE

Movema is an award-winning dance company helping people learn about different cultures, celebrate diversity, be active and have fun! We…

Movema is an award-winning dance company helping people learn about different cultures, celebrate diversity, be active and have fun! We are an Artsmark supporter, Arts Award centre and assessor.

How can we help you with your Artsmark journey?

Option 1: Artist in residence (full term 12 weeks half-day Diversity programme through World dance) Option 2: Full day cultural world dance workshop for whole school throughout the year (once a month, to tie into cultural festivals throughout the year) Option 3: CPD session for teachers (twilight or half day session) *Find more information on the content & delivery of each Artsmark option in the resource URL* Start a conversation! Contact us today for more information on our Artsmark packages: Maria Malone, Co Director, maria@movema.co.uk Laura Orchard, Business Development Manager, laura@movema.co.uk

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

free Movema Dance Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Writing on the Wall

WoW Young Writers

Cost: FREE

Writing on the Wall (WoW) Young Writers is an online creative writing group for young people aged 10-15 in Liverpool.…

Writing on the Wall (WoW) Young Writers is an online creative writing group for young people aged 10-15 in Liverpool. Our group meet weekly on Zoom to explore all aspects of creative writing, from rap & spoken word to scripts & poetry. Young people will create new pieces of work alongside WoW staff and professional artists and have the opportunity to:
  • learn new skills
  • meet new people
  • discuss issues they may be facing
  • have their say on the world around them in a creative and supportive environment.
Funded by the Youth Endowment Fund the project has been set up to support young people who are most at risk of being drawn into crime or criminal activity in their area.

English Creative Writing

free Writing on the Wall Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–4

Culture Liverpool

Write on Art

Cost: FREE

Write on Art is an annual national writing competition sponsored by Art UK and the Paul Mellon Centre to encourage an interest…

Write on Art is an annual national writing competition sponsored by Art UK and the Paul Mellon Centre to encourage an interest in art history among young people. The prize is open to all UK students aged 15–18. How do I enter? To enter Write on Art, all you have to do is pick one artwork featured on the Art UK website and write about it. What does it say to you? What’s the history behind it? How does it make you feel? This is your opportunity to write about the things you care about. Write on Art is free to enter. Entries are divided into two groups, based on year of study. ​What could I win? The winners will win a cash prize and have their essays featured on the Art UK and Paul Mellon Centre websites.
  • 1st place – £500
  • 2nd place – £200
  • Three runners up – £100 each
The deadline is 30th April 2021. Prizes for the 2019–2020 prize will be awarded at a ceremony. We will confirm the date in due course. Apply now – Years 10/11 Apply now – Years 12/13

Art & design

free Culture Liverpool Artsmark
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: Ancient Greece

Cost: £90

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked…

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked sessions - led by museum experts - will bring learning to life and inspire the imaginations of pupils by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts. Each virtual classroom is supported by resources and activities that teachers can use before and after their live workshop. ‘Ancient Greece: gods and heroes’ This virtual classroom workshop guides pupils through the mythology of the Ancient Greeks, explaining some of the family feuds and marvellous magic that has bound these tales together for more than 2,000 years. They will discover the art of oral storytelling and find out how the images and iconography of an ancient religion and mythology has carried through to influence us today.

English History SMSC

90 100 National Museums Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: Impressionism

Cost: £90

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked…

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked sessions - led by museum experts - will bring learning to life and inspire the imaginations of pupils by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts. Each virtual classroom is supported by resources and activities that teachers can use before and after their live workshop. ‘Impressionism - what’s that?’ This virtual classroom workshop is an interactive introduction to Impressionism. Using artworks from the Walker Art Gallery’s collection, workshop facilitators will use drawing challenges and visual thinking strategies to allow pupils to respond at a personal and creative level to two Impressionist masterpieces. Pupils will compare and contrast a traditional art style to the Impressionist modern movement, challenging the notion of what ‘good art’ looks like.

Art & design English SMSC

90 100 National Museums Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–2

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: Titanic

Cost: £90

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked…

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked sessions - led by museum experts - will bring learning to life and inspire the imaginations of pupils by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts. Each virtual classroom is supported by resources and activities that teachers can use before and after their live workshop. ‘Titanic: travelling in time’ This virtual classroom workshop is perfectly suited to groups exploring the infamous story of RMS Titanic and her links to Liverpool. It offers the opportunity for pupils to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the many different personal experiences linked to this disaster that forms our impressions of the era.

English History SMSC

90 100 National Museums Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: Understanding transatlantic slavery

Cost: £90

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked…

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked sessions - led by museum experts - will bring learning to life for pupils by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts. Each virtual classroom is supported by resources and activities that teachers can use before and after their live workshop. Transatlantic slavery was responsible for the forced migration of more than 12 million people from Africa to the Americas over hundreds of years, well into the 19th century. The 'Understanding transatlantic slavery' virtual classroom introduces students to Liverpool’s involvement in the trade, explains fundamental aspects of transatlantic slavery, and explores its impact on the lives of those involved.

Citizenship History

90 100 National Museums Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 3

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: History of Liverpool

Cost: £90

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked…

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked sessions - led by museum experts - will bring learning to life and inspire the imaginations of pupils by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts. Each virtual classroom is supported by resources and activities that teachers can use before and after their live workshop. In The amazing history of Liverpool virtual classroom workshop, pupils have an opportunity to discover the history of Liverpool from the time of the first Stone Age settlers to the present day. They will explore the reasons why Liverpool became such an important city and some of the key characters that made it possible, covering 12,000 years of history.

Citizenship English Geography History PSHE

90 100 National Museums Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2