Free careers fair creates arts opportunities for Nuneaton students – press release

A group of four students sitting on the floor as part of a workshop

A release for members of the press who can support us in spreading the word about our upcoming arts careers fair in Nuneaton.

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Free careers fair creates arts opportunities for Nuneaton students

A major careers event being held in Nuneaton this month will give free career advice to local creative students. The arts careers fair is to be held at Ropewalk Shopping Centre and is completely free. 

Anyone aged 15-25 can attend and talk to careers advisors, learn more about how to work in the arts and also take part in hands-on workshops to develop their skills, all with an exciting line-up of industry professionals.

Attendees can get free careers guidance from Abbey Theatre, Art Reach, Aspire in Arts, Compton Verney, King Edward VI College, Motionhouse, Royal Shakespeare Company and also, the SAE Institute, who have just opened a major creative education facility in Warwickshire.

“We are really excited to be bringing this creative careers event to Nuneaton,” says Amy Aylward, the event producer and programme manager for Shout Out for the Arts. “We intend to showcase excellence and provide opportunities for the young creatives of Nuneaton to talk to educational and apprenticeship providers as well as successful local artists. We want to encourage young people in their creative endeavours and to explore how to make a career out of their creativity.”

There will also be local artists and writers there to talk to young people about their own routes into arts careers. Names include Alisha Miller, Clare Pentlow, David Whitehouse, Jess Hartshorn and Nathan Parker (n4t4).

“I will talk to students about my own career path, from growing up as a working-class kid in Nuneaton to how I’ve carved out a career for myself in the arts”, says local artist Alisha Miller, who was recently featured in The Guardian discussing arts and culture in Nuneaton.

This opportunity is provided by Shout Out for the Arts Warwickshire which is committed to working with young people to give them opportunities to lead in the arts sector. It is part of a wider programme of cultural education activities funded by Arts Connect’s Partnership Investment Fund.

The Arts Careers Fair takes place on 20th February at the W Building (King Edward VI College’s new building), in Ropewalk Shopping Centre. Students must reserve a place online in advance:



For further press information or opportunities or to attend the day itself please contact Rebecca at RG Arts Marketing on / 07922 238345.

More information

Shout Out For The Arts is Warwickshire’s CEP (Cultural Education Partnership) – it is a group of young people and organisations who aim to give children and young people in Warwickshire a voice to ‘shout’ for access to arts and culture. Partner organisations include Arts Connect, Child Friendly Warwickshire, Compton Verney, Heritage & Culture Warwickshire, Warwickshire Music Hub, Warwickshire Libraries, Motionhouse, Royal Shakespeare Company and Rugby Art Gallery & Museum. Supported by Arts Connect through the Partnership Investment Fund.

Listings information

Arts Careers Fair
W Building (King Edward VI College Building) – Opposite Next
Ropewalk Shopping Centre
Chapel Street
CV11 5TZ

Monday 20th February 10am – 3.30pm
Tickets FREE
Book your space online in advance

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