A series of projects, including our creative placement scheme, which allow young people to develop practical and transferable skills and increase their all round employability.
The creative placement scheme for young people aged 16+ is a flexible training programme which plays to the strengths and interests of the young people involved. The scheme is an ideal opportunity for those who are considering a career in creative industries.
"Toonspeak has given me the chance to learn and experience a lot of different things and helped me to prepare for my future."
Placement Scheme Participant 2011
In 2011, a group of 10 young people took part in a five week event management course which focused on developing creative skills. The participants learned to use their creativity to plan and carry out a creative family festival called Reverse Universe. They contacted local organizations and invited them to take part; they built the sets, designed costumes and even composed the music for Reverse Universes. The festival was a huge success! Not only did attendees have fun, but the placement scheme participants had a blast too!
Find out the full details of the Reverse Universe event!
"The difference between this and school was it was really enjoyable, you were given responsibility, we had to work out problems and also if you didn't turn up you didn't get paid."
Placement Scheme Participant 2010
The first creative placement scheme in 2010 allowed 10 young people aged 16-19 to play an integral role in the planning and management of the biggest arts festival that North Glasgow has ever seen - the Festival of the Imagination. The 4 and a half week event management scheme, working on their own show for the festival as well as audience development and community engagement.
"I'm applying for jobs and college at the moment - coming to Toonspeak has made interviews easier”
Kelly, 17, Blackhill
“In future if I want to work in business, I'll use my drama skills to get my ideas across”
Robert, 14, Balgrayhill
“ I had to talk to loads of different people. Not just people my own age but adults as well. The thing that was good was the staff didn't treat us like stupid wee kids they treated us like adults and that was really important” Placement Scheme Participant 2010
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