Young people across Renfrewshire are being offered a unique opportunity to earn over £250 per week while training for a future in creative industries such as art, design, animation and photography.
Starting in February and running for six-months, twenty young people from the Renfrewshire area will take up paid traineeships in Paisley. A partnership between community arts charity Impact Arts and Renfrewshire’s Council’s Invest in Renfrewshire programme, there are two programmes with ten spaces each:
- Advanced Creative Pathways is aimed at unemployed 16-19 year olds and will teach skills in digital photography, 3D printing and animation. Those taking part will also gain SQA accreditation and take part in intergenerational arts projects with local children and older people
- The Creative Mentoring Programme is aimed at recent graduates in arts-related subjects who are aged 20-29 and currently unemployed. Participants will be matched with professional artists and offer placements with local community arts projects.
Impact Arts are also recruiting for a Digital Tutor and Youth Worker to lead the project.
Those looking to register their interest in the project are asked to call Invest in Renfrewshire on 0300 300 1180. If you’re intrested and require more information, there will be an information session on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at the Russell Institute, 30 Causeyside Street, Paisley.
Advanced Creative Pathways (for 16-19 year olds) will be covered between 2pm and 3pm and the Creative Mentoring Programme (for 20-29 year olds) between 3pm and 4pm.
Full information can be found at https://www.impactarts.co.uk/blogs/get-involved-work-with-us.