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Free cultural training program launched by IdeasTap

Saturday, February 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Ideas Tap InspiresHere’s a great opportunity for creative arts leaders from England. Arts charity Ideas Tap is launching a free national training program for young people building careers in the creative industries, being funded by Arts Council England. This program will engage over 5,000 talented young people in a comprehensive support program, including workshops, mater classes, training events and online resources delivered all across England.

Read more about this thrilling professional development opportunity on the Idea Tap’s website, or a news article originally published on The Stage, or reproduced here:


Arts charity IdeasTap has launched a free cultural training programme for young people with organisations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and physical theatre company Complicite.

Arts Council England has provided £250,000 for the programme – called IdeasTap Inspires – which is aimed at people aged 18 to 30.

The year-long scheme beginning in 2014 will provide 5,000 participants with access to workshops, masterclasses, training events and online resources about the creative industries.

Funding has been made available through ACE’s exceptional award scheme, which provides money for one-off projects that have a national or international impact.

ACE chair Peter Bazalgette said: “It is wonderful to be able to invest in IdeasTap Inspires, as it works to support more young people to build their careers in the creative sector.

“It can be a difficult world to navigate and what stood out for us was the way in which IdeasTap was able to bring together so many organisations, including several in our national portfolio, to create something bigger than the sum of their parts, using digital and multi-platform distribution to reach out in a way that is particularly relevant to the 21st century.”


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