Bold Tendencies Art Trainee Programme (ATP) is an immersive working and learning experience for young people aged 19-27 at Bold Tendencies.
The ATP was started in 2014 to support young people interested in a career in the world of arts and culture to gain critical early stage experience in an environment of support and care. The hands-on experience offering participants a role in the life and work of our organisation is offered together with a Learning Programme of assignments and mentor visits and talks hosted on-site and outside of Bold Tendencies.
We acknowledge the huge potential of young people to add value to wider cultural life. Many young people of outstanding ability, creativity and individuality do not have a route into the work experience, skills or learning opportunities needed to pursue a career in the sector.
The ATP developed out of awareness that opportunities for young people to experience creativity and culture are not equal, and there is a persistent and widespread lack of diversity in the creative industries workforce.
We are committed to a future in which young people can access creative professions regardless of gender, ethnicity or socio-economic background. We are committed to inclusion and social justice: culture should be a valid career choice irrespective of experience or background and a diverse workforce pipeline is needed to keep our creative economy thriving and innovative.