We help create a skilled, inclusive and diverse cultural sector across the UK.

We work to create fair and inclusive opportunities for young people within the creative and cultural sectors. We do this by raising awareness and shaping skills, education and employment best practice. We provoke action and enable learning opportunities that drive change and help to build an inclusive skilled sector.

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Fair Access Sector Support

Explore our series of training sessions designed to inform, educate and empower the creative and cultural sector to adopt inclusive and lawful recruitment practices.

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Exploring apprenticeships with Manchester Museum

We met with Barinur Rashid, Secondary science and post 16 Learning Coordinator and Maya Chowdhury, Cultural Learning & Participation Officer Apprentice at Manchester Museum to find out more about their apprenticeship programme and hear directly from Maya on her experience as an apprentice within the cultural heritage sector.
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Celebrating four years of Cultural Ambition Wales

This year we’re celebrating the fourth and final year of Cultural Ambition Wales, a long-term training programme that has provided young people furthest from the workplace with in-depth skills development and paid work placements across the cultural heritage sector.

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Meet the Kickstarter: Bella Casson

Based in Manchester, Brighter Sound is a creative music charity working to develop the music creators, leaders and industry professionals of the future. We met with Bella and her line managers to find out more about her Creative Kickstart placement and the impact it’s had on her career plans.

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Explore our suite of free Fair Access Sector Support resources and guides.

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Meet the Kickstarters: Aimee and Chloe

Based in Glasgow, Cryptic is an award winning internationally renowned producing arts house presenting today’s most imaginative, pioneering artists whilst also nurturing the creative talent of tomorrow. We caught up with the team about their experience of the Creative Kickstart programme and the impact it’s had on the organisation and the young people.
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