Artwork by Fabric Lenny

Who can take part?

Our Work Experience Week is open for any young person aged 14-21 from the Tees Valley wanting to learn more about working at an arts centre. It takes place for one week annually in July. We select a group of 12 young people to take part with a range of interests including Technical, Marketing, Event Management, and Performance. Our next scheduled week is from Monday 4 July – Saturday 9 July 2022.

What will I get from taking part?

The aim of the week is to give young people experience of managing an event from start to finish by working with ARC staff to develop, promote, and deliver an event.

We believe that gaining work experience is vital for young people in order to find out more about future job opportunities available after leaving education. The structure of the week offers students a rich learning experience in the variety of roles that exist within an arts organisation.

How does it work?

We ask the group of young people taking part to create an immersive film screening, advertised in advance but with the film selected by the group at the beginning of the week. The group are responsible for all aspects of event planning and delivery, guided through the processes by ARC staff from relevant departments.

Throughout the week the group record their experience via a physical/digital/recorded portfolio.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying then please fill out this application form and return it to Creative Learning Assistant Emma Dyson at [email protected] with the subject ‘Work Experience Week 2022 Application’ by 9am on Friday 6 May 2022. Any applications submitted after this date cannot be considered.