THIS IS IT! Birmingham

Landing your dream job in Birmingham’s creative industries

Youth employment charity The Creative Society is bringing its acclaimed road show to Birmingham Hippodrome on 12 September

Prominent figures from the city’s vibrant arts scene will join key employers such as IKON Gallery, mac Birmingham, The Drum and Birmingham Rep in a day-long event to show young people exactly what it takes to make it in the world of music, performance and the visual arts.

The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries through a diverse range of projects including the Creative Employment Programme. The charity has supported over 1000 unemployed young people into placements in the arts.

Following up on the success of similar events in London, South Shields, Bristol and Manchester, THIS IS IT! Birmingham will provide a unique opportunity for young people in the city to get real advice from the professionals.

Already confirmed for 12 September are music producer Paul Simm, who has worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Sugababes and Beano cartoonist and graphic artist Hunt Emmerson.

As well as inspirational speakers, the day will include practical workshops on career-boosting skills such as freelancing, entrepreneurship and digital marketing led by nationwide creative network IdeasTap.  and offer a platform for them to create their own professional networks through collaboration with peers whilst receiving expert support and advice from leading industry professionals.

THIS IS IT! events are about recognising and developing the potential in young people regardless of where they come from and democratising access to careers in the creative industries. We are working in partnership with Arts Council England, Creative & Cultural Skills and UK leading arts organisations to deliver a series of live and interactive events across the country for over 6,500 unemployed 16-24 year olds from a variety of backgrounds, including participants of the Creative Employment Programme.

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