Applications are now open for our 2024 programme. Deadline: 9am on Tuesday 12 March 2024

At Art UK, we are passionate about providing opportunities to young people with ambitions to pursue a career in the arts and heritage sector. As part of this, we run a Summer Work Experience Programme.

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in the arts? Do you believe in the power of digital to transform lives? We’re looking for eight enthusiastic participants between the ages of 16-24 to join our Summer 2024 Work Experience Programme. The programme will be run online and is open to applicants from throughout the UK.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries, particularly individuals who experience physical, mental, or social barriers to accessing the arts.

Delivered by Tomorrow’s Warriors’ incredible Music Leaders, supported by Trinity Laban jazz tutors and students, The Jazz Hang is a series of regular sessions of informal and practical jazz learning.

Aimed at 11-16 year old musicians from a variety of diverse backgrounds who are interested in learning more about Jazz. Young Black and female musicians are particularly welcomed.

If you are interested in joining the 2024-25 weekly Jazz Hang programme, and for advance news of all upcoming events, please contact the email address below.

Coming up soon:
Sunday 24 March, 12.30-5:30pm, King Charles Court, Greenwich, SE10

Open to all young musicians and all instruments, take part in a free afternoon of practical workshops led by leading jazz educators from both Tomorrow’s Warriors and Trinity Laban. The day will also include a gig from the Trinity Laban Studio Band, and will end in a jam session for everyone involved.

Fundamentals of acting in 10 weeks


April – June 2024

20 Stories High are proud to announce the return of their 10-week professional development programme. This year’s programme is led by Keith Saha, Artistic Director and co-CEO for 20 Stories High, along with several incredible freelance specialists from around the UK.

Over 10 weeks, 14 participants will explore the following techniques, culminating in a sharing.

This programme aims to demystify theatre jargon and equip artists with tools to enter rehearsal rooms with confidence.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 20 March, 5pm.

A paid one-week residency at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme run by New Vic Theatre in association with New Earth Theatre.

The one-week residential course aims to expand the industry’s knowledge base for making theatre in-the-round and diversify the pool of Global Majority backstage talent by providing the opportunity to work in a midscale, producing theatre. 

There are 4 reserved places available for BESEA**’s out of a total of 8 places.

The course will be led by Vicki Amedume and participants will train in person with the New Vic Tech and Production teams and freelance creatives. Each successful participant will receive a £450 bursary plus per diems, accommodation and travel expenses to cover for the week.

After the course, the New Vic will fund a paid bespoke placement for two trainees to further their experience.

Scottish Ballet is seeking a global majority person to participate in our first-ever Paid Mentorship in Dance Photography.

We are specifically seeking someone from a global majority background as we recognise the barriers faced by people with lived experience of racism to access the photography industry. This is especially prevalent in the live performance photography community, where work is often acquired simply through knowing the ‘right person’ or having a foot in the door.

Scottish Ballet also recognises the influence we have as a national performing company, and we are creating this opportunity in the hope of facilitating better representation in the industry.

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 5 March 2024

A package of financial and industry support to welcome talented UK undergraduates from Black, Asian, Gypsy, Traveller and ethnically diverse backgrounds to our creative community. This support comprises a bursary of £1,200 per year for three years of the programme, plus targeted mentoring.

The creative industries have stories at their core. We're passionate about supporting ethnically diverse stories to be given a chance to thrive at York. This scholarship was set up to encourage people from a range of cultural backgrounds who wouldn't normally think of York as a place for them.

The awards are designed to ease the financial burden of study. The funds can be used in any way that will assist you practically on the course – including travel, accommodation and living expenses.

The awards also provide mentoring support to help increase opportunities, preparing you for a successful career in the creative industries. Your mentor will meet you regularly, help shape your development and offer advice throughout your degree. We'll also have ‘Future Voices Scholarship’ events where recipients can meet and network with each other.

The award has been named after the great Victorian Philanthropist, George Peabody. LSMT has established this Grant for those who are unable to afford to attend our training and who are currently underrepresented in the Industry.

The funding is designated for those of African or Caribbean heritage, South, East and South East Asian heritage, Middle-Eastern heritage or those who identify as bi-racial or multi-racial. There are several Grants of up to £5000 available.

The GLOBAL7 Acting Short Course Programme, Voices of The Global Majority 2023, is funded by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.

Representation matters and our goal is to diversify the pipeline of talent. To amplify the voices of underrepresented groups through creativity, and create access to equality of opportunity in acting which is one of the most challenging industries to enjoy a successful career.

GLOBAL7 Acting Short Course Programme: Voices Of The Global Majority, is reaching out to underrepresented communities wanting to get into acting and are unable to through the more traditional Drama School / Degree routes. This short Acting course is more accessible, breaking down socio-economic barriers with the focus on the inclusion and diversity of Black, Asian, young people, single parents and low income households.

At the end of the programme participants will participate in a public performance talent showcase as part of ‘Voices Of The Global Majority - Where talent meets opportunity’ at Soho Theatre Studio, to family, friends and industry professionals.

There will be acting surgeries during and post programme to nurture talent and give the participants the necessary tools to start a career in acting.

Artistic Directors of the Future is the first membership organisation dedicated to increasing the number of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse leaders in the arts.

Membership is open to theatre & live performance professionals (emerging, mid-career, established and career changers) and organisations worldwide.

What we do:
- Provide leadership training, events, and programmes for Black, Asian or ethnically diverse (Global majority) theatre/live performance creatives and professional at any stage of their leadership career. To check if you are eligible click here
- We partner with leading theatre and live performance organisations to diversify their networks and diversify their senior staff and trustees.

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