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Empowering young creatives to pursue a career in the arts

YO Arts Fest

Get ready folks! YO Arts Fest is back for 2020 and guess what? We’re recruiting interns!

We’re bringing together a team of 6 brilliant young people (aged 18-30) to run and shape the next YO Arts Fest – celebrating the vibrant young talent in our community and connecting them to opportunities in the city.

What is YO?

YO Arts Fest – short for youth opportunities festival – is a one of a kind, youth-led, high energy event/party linking young people with opportunities in the city. This is YOUR chance to shape it in PAPER’s new 9 week paid internship, beginning in January 2020.

If you’re 18-30 and want to build experience in creative event production or want to support other young people to find their next big break, then we want to hear from you!

Part of the YO team, you will be responsible for running, designing, marketing and leading the event – building on YO’s epic legacy. In return you will receive mentoring, support and four days of free training, in event production, marketing, budgeting, creating accessible events and more. We will work with you to plan and deliver one of Bristol’s most exciting events for 18-30 year old in the city.

No qualifications necessary we just want good ideas, good vibes and a desire to develop your skills!

Apply here: https://paperarts.typeform.com/to/fSQXVX

Creative Enterprise Course

The Creative Enterprise Course is a week-long practical programme to support creative entrepreneurs and encourage sustainable and resilient livelihoods. The course is designed for young creatives, from illustrators to designers, who are already confident practitioners of their chosen creative discipline, but would like to develop a portfolio and build skills to establish and grow a creative business.

Delivered by practicing freelance artists, it will teach you enterprise skills, whilst developing your creative network. You will have the chance to get to grips with essential marketing, finance and management skills, as well the popular Canvas Business Model technique. This ensures that you are able to manage the logistical aspects of your creative enterprise.

Applications are currently closed. Please e-mail hello@paperarts.org.uk with any questions.

The Mentoring Club

The Mentoring Club is a 10 month programme for a small group of young creatives, from illustrators to designers, with artistic ideas that meet once a month to develop their projects. The group looks at ways to increase clientele, generate ideas on getting their work out to a wider audience and develop their branding and online presence. We host a range of sessions, designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to earn a living out of your creative talents.

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Creative Advice Bureau

Our 1-2-1 mentoring sessions are designed to help you figure out a strategy and make action steps for your creative ideas. We support visual artists to discover their personal style and personality, attract their ideal clients, create an authentic brand, understand how to create an engaging online presence, and identify the best ways to market their services. We’ll match you with a professional, who has made a living from their creative passions, so that they can share their experience and give you advice on how to do the same.

You might want a mentoring session if you want to:
• share your creative idea with the world
• build your personal brand
• promote your creative business
• sell more of the things you make or do
• get commissions or find employment

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