A Twitter Q&A for young people interested in a career in the arts will be held on 5 July by Arts Award.
Young people aged 13 to 25 interested in a career in the arts are being offered the chance to ask questions directly to professional artists, performers, entrepreneurs and arts industry employers during an afternoon of Twitter Q&A sessions.
Hosted by Arts Award, the ‘Twitter Party’ will see selected panellists respond to questions submitted in advance on Arts Award’s website and to tweets on the day to @ArtsAwardVoice using the hashtag #OurCreativeFuture.
The ‘party’ will involve four hour-long Q&A sessions between 2.30pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 July:
2.30pm – 3.30pm: Creative careers advice
Panellists will inform young people where to get creative careers advice, training and resources, along with information about professional creative networks from Hiive, Creative Skillset and Creative & Cultural Skills.
3.30pm – 4.30pm: Get set for a career in the arts
Mozilla, Into Film and Gamar reveal what they are looking for as creative employers and answer questions on how to prepare for a creative career.
4.30pm – 5.30pm: Enhance your CV with Gold and Silver Arts Award
Silver and Gold Arts Award can take young creatives to the next level. In this session young people can hear from others who’ve completed their awards.
5.30pm – 6.30pm: Get arts-smart
A chance for young people to get curious and ask professional artists and performers how to make it in the arts industry, featuring singer Lucy Spraggan, DJ and writer Charlie Dark and poet Anthony Anaxagorou.
Q&A panellist Lucy Spraggan said: “Any young person with a passion for the arts or interest in a creative career will want to join the ArtsAward10 Twitter Party. I can’t wait to find out what young creatives want to know and to share some of my experiences and advice with the next generation of artists!”
Andrew Freeman, Director, Europe at Trinity College London, said: “The ArtsAward10 Twitter Party will help to promote creative careers to the next generation. The creative industries make a significant contribution to the UK economy, so by supporting young people who are interested in this sector, we help to build a brighter future for everyone.”
There will also be articles, tips and advice about careers in the creative industries available on the Arts Award Voice online magazine. Teachers can download the ArtsAward10 Twitter Party session guide to help support young people looking to be involved in the Q&As.
The Twitter Party will take place during the first national Arts Award Week, which runs from 2 to 10 July 2016 and celebrates ten years of the national qualification for people under the age of 25.