Night School: educating and empowering a more ethnically-diverse talent pool for the creative industry.

 

Here’s an opportunity from Yellowzine, a print and online publication that gives ethnic minority creatives a platform to showcase their artwork.  Night School is a free eight-week programme in London designed to educate and empower a more ethnically-diverse talent pool for the creative industry. Open to all 18-25 year-olds from ethnic minority backgrounds, Night School will help to unlock creative potential, provide core skills and even open doors to a future career. No experience or knowledge of the creative industries is required. All that’s needed is a curious mind, a can-do attitude and eight free evenings across July & August.

Successful applicants will meet for eight consecutive Wednesday evenings from 17th July through to 4th September 2019. The sessions will start at 5.30pm until 8.30pm. The venue will be in Soho, Central London and refreshments will be provided.

Additionally, alongside our eight sessions that will cover everything from ‘Having creative ideas’ to ‘Producing with partners’ students will get the following from the programme: a personal manifesto that can form the foundation of a modern CV; written recommendations from contributing mentors and partners; a unique skill set that will give them a head start in the industry; a graduation ceremony and platform to present their manifesto to industry contacts, media, agencies and recruiters; and a personal mentor for the next 12 months.

The idea of the programme was in response to the underrepresentation of creative talent from minority backgrounds within the creative industry. Instead of talking about it, theywanted to actually do something to help fix it, and give talent that might otherwise not have the opportunity, the chance to get a foot in the door of the industry.

To apply for the programme, fill in this online form by Friday 31st May, 2019, see the link to apply here: https://www.yellwzine.com/night-school

 


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