The Education Programme (Age 11-18)
With the generous support of Ipswich’s business community and using our links within the creative industries, we will give young people the chance to engage with a variety of employment sectors.
Our ‘Wolsey’s Window on the Workplace’ experiences will offer a behind-the-scenes look at careers with an emphasis on those less familiar or associated with a particular sector. Think: Social Media Manager at a dance organisation, or a Community Partnerships Producer in a theatre-based setting. Existing career hubs have acknowledged the underrepresentation of work-based opportunities in the arts and creative industries. We aim to shine a light on these industries.Through informal chats, skills workshops and work-place visits, participants will benefit by exploring a broader range of career options and feeling empowered to professionally pursue their passions and interests.
“I think its going to be a great experience working in a team and working with someone established in the industry- that’s a really cool thing. I think it really helps your aspirations to see that people can do what you want to do and that they make a living out of it. I’m really interested in becoming a freelance artist and taking this into a business format, so hoping to get some tips.”
– Nikki (18), a Foundation Art and Design student at Suffolk One, shares her thoughts on co-creating a mural with illustrator Joel Millerchip.