Creative Pathways

We support young people to find their way into the arts and to take their next step, moving from local to national experiences and developing skills and work experience along the way.  

We believe that taking part in the arts creates cultural capital and supports social mobility.  We want to challenge the elitism in the arts and media sector by enabling more young people from different backgrounds to pursue their own pathway, regardless of contacts and resources.

‘People from privileged backgrounds are twice as likely to work in creative jobs as those from the working classes.’

Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) 2021

Our Creative Pathways offer a series of steps with support along the way – young people can join any step.

First step: Young people get involved in one of our local projects, exploring the arts as a Local Reviewer in their area or taking part in a youth panel.

Next step: Join our Voice Reviewers network, gaining access to press tickets and reviewing arts events and festivals far and wide, alongside mainstream critics.

Step up: aspiring journalists and media-makers can apply to become a Voice Contributor, getting access to training and work experience on an arts magazine, developing a portfolio and gaining paid commissions.

Join the team: Voice offers part-time editorial contracts. Or young creatives can apply to join our Young Trainers panel, getting paid work supporting training, facilitating youth panels and working with local projects. 

Let’s work together.
Register your organisation on Voice to promote your opportunities and events for young people and to support young reviewers.
Contact us to discuss a media or journalism project or to develop a local young reviewers group.