Creative Employment Programme
The Creative Employment Programme is a £15m fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for young unemployed people aged 16-24 wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. The final deadline for applications is 13 November 2015.
We will provide part wage grants to employers who create new apprenticeship and internship job opportunities for young unemployed people aged 16-24 in England. Employers will need to make an application for funding to us in order to access a part wage grant.
The focus will be on Arts Council England’s footprint. This includes all employers, both commercial and subsidised, that fall within this footprint:
- Visual arts
- Contemporary craft
- Combined arts
- Carnival arts
Young people aged 16-24 from all backgrounds, from graduates to those with few or no qualifications, will have the chance to access on-the-job training and experience to build the skills that employers want.
Creative & Cultural Skills is the National Provider for the Creative Employment Programme. We applied through an open process. Our proposal was supported by a strong track record of delivering similarly large scale, complex and national work-based learning and skills development programmes which have benefitted the arts and cultural sector and have been backed up by high-quality research and industry knowledge.