New Creatives Programme

New Creatives Programme

A FREE year-long programme, introducing 16s – 25s from Tower Hamlets to the arts and offering an opportunity to gain a Silver Arts Award qualification and a work placement at Rich Mix.

During the year you will meet and learn from members of the Rich Mix team as well as experts from Rich Mix’s artistic partners. 

During Part 1 (Nov '17 – Feb '18) participants will learn the ins and outs of how an arts venue works, how to programme events and curate an artistic programme, how to produce events, how to promote events online, how to reach new audiences and to connect with schools and community organisations, and how to make it all work financially! Part 1 incorporates elements of Silver Arts Awards and culminates in participants putting on an event at Rich Mix.

Then, during Part 2 (Feb – Oct '18) there will be an opportunity for five participants to complete their Silver Arts Award and receive a work placement at Rich Mix. The placement will include gaining hands on experience in supporting programming, production and promotion of our annual TAKEOVER festival - an arts festival for 16s – 25s - as well as an opportunity to shadow our staff and to contribute to creative work that we do.

At the end of the year, you’ll be inspired, envisioned and empowered to begin your career in the arts. 

No previous experience needed.


Please download Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form and return to: with the subject line 'New Creatives 2017'

Deadline for applications is Sun 8 Oct. All successful candidates will be contacted w/c Mon 9th Oct. Interviews will be held on Mon 16, Tue 17 & Wed 18 Oct, 4 - 6pm. First session Fri 3 Nov and weekly thereafter.