The 2024 Programme

The 2024 Programme

Our free inclusive creative training programme is back at the Powerhouse!

There are four creative specialisms to explore across 8 weeks, working on a real-life project with industry professionals that culminates in a showcase at this year’s Godiva Festival. Consider this the stepping stone to your creative future. Alongside the main programme, you’ll also receive 1-2-1 mentoring sessions tailored to your development – whether that’s finding new opportunities for your creative pursuits or building your confidence and uncovering your purpose. Join the community, get experience and try something new in one of the following…

Our in-house partners, Media Mania, will give us the lowdown on the many ways into the music industries, including jobs you never knew existed! Maybe you’d make a great promoter, live sound engineer or stage manager? Perhaps you’re already an artist, and want to know how it all works? Whatever the case, you’ll gain industry experience supporting a live stage at Godiva Festival. There’s a role for everyone in the music industries… come in, skill up and find yours.

Storytelling through combined drama and dance. It’s a theatrical performance genre like no other; the stylised movement of the body is key. We’re excited to team up with Autin Dance Theatre, an Award- winning, Birmingham-based touring company. For years they’ve produced sensational outdoor shows nationally and internationally, featuring giant puppets, acrobatics and theatre performance.

Led by the nationally renowned artist Sam Williams, we’ll have the opportunity to work on an interactive installation. Participants will be imagining, designing and learning the creation process to take an installation from the blueprint to the physical world. Sam’s work has been seen nationally from the Midlands to London and Brighton, to the Shangri-La zone at Glastonbury Festival.

In collaboration with GRIT Arts Collective in Nuneaton, we will be working with “Wingy”, an acclaimed street artist whose work has
taken him across the globe, from the Midlands to Hollywood. You’ll learn the art of creating murals and explore how street art can transform an urban landscape. Learn how artists can monetise their work and create both small and large-scale commercial pieces.

Our Spring/Summer project is now underway and full! If you’re interesting in participating in our next programme, join the waiting list we’ll be in contact as soon as registrations reopen.

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