Last week saw the latest in a series of networking sessions for Creative Employment Programme participants based in the Midlands. The monthly sessions are a chance for participants to meet each other, explore CEP venues in the area and tackle creative challenges.
Thursday’s session at The Drum, Birmingham included a company overview from Esther Lisk-Carew, Artifax & Executive Officer, followed by a tour of the cavernous building. Once the interns and apprentices had explored backstage and investigated the administration offices, they worked collaboratively on creative challenges devised by the Marketing and Programming interns.
The group then set about generating ideas for the upcoming THIS IS IT! event in September. Presented in collaboration with West Midlands Creative Alliance to complement their upcoming Get Into Creative Employment Fair, the local interns and apprentices will contribute to the planning of the event. Creative entrepreneurship and start up business advice featured highly on the group’s wish list – stay tuned to our blog and the @CreativeSoc Twitter feed for updates as the event programme takes shape.