young high school children dance in a school hall while listening to their instuctor

Exciting opportunity for Young Artists who want to develop their skills to work with children and young people!


Apply by: Thursday, 26th January 

Criteria for applying: Aged between 18-30 – Living in the West Midlands – Existing skill set as an artist in any art form

Bursary: £150 per day for training and placements


Gazebo Theatre & Arts Connect are thrilled to be offering an innovative training programme for 18-30 year olds which includes training and work experience placements, with paid bursaries!


Delivered by Gazebo, one of the longest running Theatre In Education Companies in the UK, this programme will give 20 young artists the opportunity to receive training, advice, guidance and support from our team of experienced professional creative practitioners.


The programme includes the following training delivered over 5 days:

  • How to plan, create, deliver and evaluate one off sessions and schemes of work.
  • Safeguarding Level 2 certificate
  • Working as a freelancer including practicalities around self-employment, marketing yourself, networking and contact with schools and organisations
  • Working with young people with challenging behaviour
  • Working with young people with additional needs


Following training participants will undertake 4 days of placement in educational or community environments. Gazebo are also hosting a series of live and on online networking events, with a range of fantastic creatives, organisations and potential employers on hand to provide further advice. 


Applications are now open for this programme which will be delivered during February and March 2023:

Download the application form here (Microsoft Word)

Click here for details on training dates and the application timeline (Microsoft Word)

If you wish to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form alongside your application, click here (Microsoft Word) 


Check out the video below to see Gazebo’s activities in action:

For further information please email Denise, or call on 01902 296199 / 07587 118812.

All participants will undertake an Enhanced DBS check (if not already in place) as part of the programme.

Places are limited to 20 young people for the full programme. Participants must be aged 18-30 and live in the West Midlands.

There will be additional opportunities for anybody that does not gain a place, or is not available for the full programme including training and networking events. 

We are particularly keen to hear from young people who face additional barriers to working in the Creative and Cultural Industries, including people from the Global Majority and people living with disabilities.

gazebo and arts connect logo