Calling all bright sparks, we need your brilliance!
Breaking into the creative industry can feel like knocking on closed doors...
and honestly, sometimes it's hard to even know where to start knocking.
That's why we're here
sparks is a new way into the industry for people with no formal design qualifications. An open academy built to help you find a foothold in the creative business, by introducing you to all the parts, practices and people that make it great.
We know brilliance can come from any background, so we're not looking for finished articles. We just want inquisitive minds. People who are curious about what this industry can offer them. And are willing to take a chance to find out. So if you've ever even considered a career in the world of creativity, sparks is for you.
What makes a spark?
We're looking for people who aren't afraid to...
That's it. If you're 18 and above and fit that criteria, we want to hear from you.
Wait, what exactly
am I signing up for?
sparks is a 12 week paid programme made to sharpen your skills and open new opportunities in the industry.
This isn't a standard internship. We'll be keeping you busy from day one with live briefs, specialist training and collaborative projects.
I'm in, how do I apply?
Right here. To apply we just need you to create something in response to 3 prompts. Your responses can be in any format – words, film, sketches, audio, photography... whatever feels right.
We just want to see how your brain works, so we'll be judging based on the brightness of your ideas – not how perfect your execution is.
What makes you happy and why?
We're at our most productive, when we're feeling contented and confident. So, what makes you feel good? It could be an image that brings you joy, a TikTok about a favourite topic, or a written piece about a subject that makes you smile.
What do you do when you get stuck?
It happens to everyone. But when it does... do you pop on a podcast, leaf through a book, lose yourself in TedTalks, chat it through with a friend, write down a plan? We want to know!
What does bravery mean to you?
Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes, we're interested in what your style of bravery looks like. What's the word that pops into your mind? Or soundtrack? Animation? Poem? Recipe? When you hear the word, what does that mean to you?
The detail bit
Applications close 20th May and successful applicants will be invited to interview by the end of May.
If you pass the interview then you're in. And we'll welcome you as a spark for 12 paid weeks of work, starting in July.
Let's ignite your career in creativity together.