Rich Mix is recruiting for the New Creatives Programme! 

New Creatives is a 9 month programme (Apr-Dec) of intensive coaching and personal development by Grit creative skills support and development, and hands-on paid work experience of the creative sector working alongside the Rich Mix team. The programme is open to Tower Hamlets based young people aged 16-18 who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).


The programme will cover the following areas:  

  • Personal Development with Grit Team and personal life coaches
  • Leadership and careers in the arts through meeting inspiring creatives from a range of fields
  • Developing your artistic practice through meeting artists and putting on an event in December
  • Chance gaining Arts Awards qualification
  • Chance to gain paid practical experience of working in the arts by working within the Rich Mix team or one of the creative businesses based in our building (3 weeks in June-Dec)

Staring with a week long intensive at the end of April, the programme requires the following time commitment between May-Dec 2020:

  • one Monday evening 5pm-8pm every 2 weeks to develop a mini-festival at the end of the programme (Fri 5 -7 Dec)
  • minimum one hour every 2 weeks to meet with Personal Coach
  • one Saturday afternoon for a group work with all Personal Coaches (9 May, 13 Jun, 11 Jul, 22 Aug, 12 Sep, 10 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec)
  • 5 evenings TBC to attend events (May-Dec),
  • 3-weeks (Mon – Fri, 10am-6pm between Jul and Dec) to undertake paid work placements (if selected)

About Grit 

We all belong and can contribute. That is our vision here at Grit. That’s why we’ve spent twenty-five years providing opportunities for people to break through limitations, enabling them to lead flourishing lives and build connected communities. How do we do this? Well, we believe that when you change your thinking, you can change your world, so our programmes are designed to do just that. We work with young people and the adults that support them to change the way they think so that they can radically alter their outcomes in life.


About Rich Mix 

One of the capital’s most diverse and dynamic arts centres. We feature the best live music, theatre, dance, visual arts and cinema from established and emerging artists, performers and musicians, presented across three performance spaces and a three- screen cinema in our landmark five-floor Shoreditch home. We are a true creative hub – for our artists, for our diverse and dedicated audiences and for the many creative enterprises resident in our building. Our pioneering learning and participation programmes bring people from east London and especially Tower Hamlets into close, direct and life-changing contact with the arts.



If you are keen to be involved or have any questions please email Rich Mix’s Young People’s Producer Margot  or call on 0207 613 7494.

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