Rich Mix New Creatives, in partnership with Grit, is a programme is open to young people aged 16–18­ based in Tower Hamlets who are not currently in employment, education or training (NEET) and have an interest in working in the arts. No previous experience is needed to apply!

Between Apr – Dec 2021 you’ll cover:

  • Personal development with the Grit team and personal coaches
  • Leadership and careers in the arts
  • Developing your artistic practice
  • Gaining paid practical experience of working in the arts

There’ll be talks, shows, and opportunities to meet inspiring artists and creatives, industry mentors and members of the Rich Mix team. You’ll then get together and collectively design and produce your own event as part of a Rich Mix festival in December.

You will also get the chance to  gain the recognised Bronze Arts Award qualification and complete a three-week paid work placement.

If you are keen to be involved, have any questions or would like the above information in another format please email Rich Mix Young People’s Producer Natasha Clark at


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