Artworks is a paid Community Arts Trainee Programme supporting talented young people from ethnic minority and working-class backgrounds living in Tower Hamlets to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to access careers in the arts sector.
Funded by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Foundation for Future London, the programme provides employment opportunities for residents from Magic Me’s home borough of Tower Hamlets. The programme has an emphasis on learning through skills development workshops, mentoring, and the opportunity for trainees to deliver their own intergenerational community arts event with support from Magic Me.
Alongside gaining practical experience on our projects, Trainees participate in a workshop programme led by facilitator Lewis Greener, where they gain knowledge of the theory behind participatory arts practice, build skills and confidence and work toward personal goals.
“I really discovered my passions and dislikes and I’m grateful for the doors it’s opened for me, it’s really given me that head start I needed for my journey in the arts.”
– Nazifa Yazmin, Artworks Trainee
Nazifa Yazmin, 2020
Yasmin Amin, 2023
Read about the Trainee experience here.
Artworks is funded by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, supported by Westfield Stratford City and Foundation for Future London.