Creative Opps Mentoring Programme

Our 2023 Mentoring Programme is currently under way. We matched 15 young people with creative professionals to work together on the next steps for their creative industry and academic goals. Mentors and mentees are meeting for two hours a month either remotely or in person, over a six-month period. Creative Opps provides them with training and ongoing support, as well as food and travel costs for those who are meeting in-person.  

From attending photography events, gigs and exhibitions to BBC work shadowing and running on film shoots, our mentees have been making positive steps towards their creative goals. Mentors have also been supporting young people with interview preparation and getting ready for exams. 

Here are some comments from mentees about their experiences so far:  

G says “I feel like it’s been the best thing ever… we’re able to communicate with each other very easily and vibe off each other. My mentor has helped me out so much” 

P says “My mentor seems genuinely interested in my background and interests – they’re really friendly and approachable! 

This project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All.

Interested in being mentored? 
If you’re aged 16-25, have got big aspirations and need some advice and guidance to get where you want to go then please register your interest here and you’ll be the first to know when we launch the next Creative Opps mentoring programme! 

Interested in being a mentor? 
Do you have experience in a professional or academic field that you think a young person could really benefit from? We’re looking for mentors to support young people aged 16-25 to explore their professional and academic aspirations and take positive steps forward. Mentoring is a great opportunity for you to reflect on your own career, skills and experience and give crucial direction and support to young people in a way that can change their lives. Please register your interest here and we’ll be in touch before we launch the next Creative Opps mentoring programme.