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ICA Youth Festival Work Experience and Employability Skills Programme

ICA Youth Festival Work Experience and Employability Skills Programme

22 Jul 2017

Apply to this programme here

Aged 16-24 and want to gain work experience in the creative industry? Join us for a series of free workshops and meetings offering training and skills in hosting a youth festival, supported by a mentor and with a Level 1 accreditation attached (Community Development & Leadership Award).

This free mentoring and employability programme is held over three sessions. Two evening sessions take place on 6 and 13 July from 6pm-8.30pm. The third session runs from 10am-2pm or 2pm-6pm and takes place on 22 July, as part of the ICA’s summer youth festival, in-visible.

On Saturday 22 July, ICA Youth Ambassadors GUAP Magazine and The Slumflower are curating in-visible, an all-day youth festival at the ICA featuring talks, film screenings, art workshops and a live music programme.

We want YOU to join us in delivering this festival, gaining work experience in the creative industry and honing your event management skills over three fun sessions at the ICA.

You’ll undergo group tasks and training in creating digital content, interview skills and confidence, and completing your ICA Volunteers Induction, which will enable you to support the delivery of the festival – all while gaining a nationally-recognised Level 1 accreditation.

The three workshops will take place on 6, 13 and 22 July, and YOU MUST BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO ALL THREE SESSIONS in order to take part.

Register your free place using the link below, or email Associate Curator Carey Robinson at for more information.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 15 June and we will let you know if your application has been successful by 28 June.

Programme notes

  • Session 1 – Creating Digital Content

    Thursday 6 July

    First mentoring session, where you’ll hear about the festival programme and the range of work experience opportunities available. Film collective Eye Want Change will deliver a group workshop that gives you the tools required to use your smartphone to generate digital content in order to successfully document a busy public event.  

    Eye Want Change is a film organisation which embraces smartphones to break elitist barriers in the filmmaking industry, and nurture creative self-expression and storytelling from a multitude of voices.   

  • Session 2 – Interview Skills & Confidence

    Thursday 13 July

    Second mentoring session, where you will take part in an Interview Skills & Confidence workshop to help you to identify your strengths and build your confidence in the professional environment. You will undergo your Volunteers Induction which will equip you to co-deliver a quality public facing event. Festival roles will include supporting artists on the day, gathering feedback from the audience, assisting workshops, and documenting the day on a smartphone.  

  • Session 3 – in-visible Youth Festival

    Saturday 22 July

    Your final mentoring session and supported delivery of the in-visible Youth Festival curated by the guys from GUAP Magazine and award-winning blogger, The Slumflower. The programme is completed with your feedback and evaluation.

    This programme offers you:

    • Advice, support, and inspiration from a mentor.
    • Digital and interview skills training.
    • Level 1 Community Development & Leadership Award.
    • Free access to the Youth Festival music programme in the evening.

    Completion of this programme automatically enters you into to a competition to win a day on a video shoot with GUAP, or a personal styling day with The Slumflower.

Apply now! Register your place via this form or email Associate Curator Carey Robinson at to find out more.


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