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Project Xpedition

An innovative journey for Creative Pioneers

Delivered by Flexus Dance Collective & Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Are you aged 12 - 21 years old with a desire to work in the Creative Industries?

Then Project Xpedition is for you!

Delivered by the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton & Flexus Dance Collective, Project Xpedition is an aspirational new programme for Creative Pioneers - based in Wolverhampton and the Black Country, Telford and Shropshire and Stafford - to gain skills and experience valuable for journeys in Creative Careers.

Over twelve months, Creative Pioneers will participate in workshops and discussions focused on technical roles - such as lighting, sound and design - event management, project co-ordination, marketing, digital marketing and more. Project Xpedition will culminate in an annual Arts Event for which the Creative Pioneers will have complete ownership over the design and development. Alongside this, they will also be instrumental in shaping the offers - including programming and outreach work - of the Arena Theatre and Flexus Dance Collective, ensuring both organisations remain in touch with an inspiring and influential generation.

Is this for me?

  • YES - if you are aged 12 - 21 years
  • YES, if you live in Wolverhampton and the Black Country, Telford and Shropshire or Stafford
  • YES, if you have a keen interest in the Performing Arts: inclusive of Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance, Music, Poetry
  • YES, if you are interested in pursuing a career in the Creative Industries

Project Xpedition includes:

  • Bronze Arts Award qualification
  • Development of a Creative Industry toolkit
  • Design and delivery of a youth led arts event in a professional venue
  • The opportunity to participate in a Youth Board which will be influential in the direction of both the Arena Theatre and Flexus Dance Collective

As part of the programme, Creative Pioneers will also receive:

  • Reference/CV development
  • Complimentary tickets to Arena Theatre performances and events
  • Opportunity for work experience
  • The chance to work under cereative professionals, receiving valuable careers advice and guidance. 

Costs:

The below term costs cover the workshops the young people will receive from creative professionals, alongside the fee to undertake the Bronze Arts Award.

  • Term 1 (Sept 2021 - Dec 2021): £60
  • Term 2 (Jan 2022 - Apr 2022): £30
  • Term 3 (May 2022 - Aug 2022): £30

Creative Pioneers will meet once a month at the Arena Theatre for workshops and discussions. Dates will be confirmed closer to the time.

You can download the booking form below. Once complete, please send the booking form to arena@wlv.ac.ukProject Xpedition booking form (Word doc 68k)