Posted 16 November 2021

Don’t miss: Advertising courses, mentoring – plus £3,000 to bring your creative idea to life

Every few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of the hottest opportunities on our Opportunities Board. This week, we’re shining a light on scholarships, mentoring and an opportunity to bring your idea to life with £3,000!

The creative industry is constantly offering opportunities for designers, artists and general makers-and-doers to help excel in their careers. That’s why, every few weeks, Creative Lives will be rounding up all the best job listings, events and programmes our Opportunities Board has to offer.

This week, we’re treating you to two unmissable advertising scholarships from the School of Communication Arts and the Brixton Finishing School, as well as fashion mentoring from Commuknitty and a team assistant opportunity from The HudsonBec Group. Plus, It’s Nice That is offering £3,000 to help bring creative ideas to life as part of their Extra Nice Fund!

Extra Nice Fund – It’s Nice That

Based: Virtual
Opportunity closes: 19th December 2021

Have you always wanted to start a publication, host an exhibition or create a film or podcast? If so, It’s Nice That want to hear from you! The awarded applicant of the Extra Nice Fund will receive £3,000 to support their dream idea and make it a reality. There are no specifications in discipline or theme, and they welcome a variety of creatives to get in touch, with applications from marginalised groups especially welcome.

Read more about this opportunity here.

Free Online Course – School of Communication Arts

Based: Virtual
Opportunity closes: 7th February 2022

The School of Communication Arts have five free scholarships up for grabs for their respected online qualification – each worth £9,995 and also including a free laptop. The school describe the course as being “perfect for people who have always dreamt of working in the fast-paced world of marketing and advertising.” Applicants must be over 18, living in Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark or Wandsworth and needing financial assistance in covering the course fees.

Read more about this opportunity here.

AD-Cademy Media and Digital Course – Brixton Finishing School

Based: Virtual
Opportunity closes: 9th February 2022

Brixton Finishing School’s has also launched a new media and digital course, AD-Cademy. Delivered virtually by leading names, the course teaches professional skills, CV development and profile building – and looks to give underrepresented 18-25-year-olds the tools needed to land a role in industry.

Read more about this opportunity here.

Fashion Mentoring Programme – Commuknitty

Based: Virtual
Opportunity closes: 30th November 2021

The Commuknitty mentoring programme provides young creatives at the beginning of their fashion career with a mentor. You will receive one-to-one guidance, support and advice through six monthly, one hour meetings, online or in-person. However – mentoring is only available If you are aged 18-24 and identify as being from an underrepresented group, low-income background or living in a part of the country isolated from the major fashion hubs.

Read more about this opportunity here.

Team Assistant – The HudsonBec Group

Based: London
Salary: £22,568
Opportunity closes: 3rd December 2021

The HudsonBec Group are looking for a team assistant to join the group to support their studio and HR managers. Whilst this role is quite admin-focused, the successful candidate will be exposed to all departments and businesses of the group, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of how four different creative businesses – including Creative Lives – operate.

Read more about this opportunity here.

None of these opportunities for you? Head over to our Opportunities Board page to see what other opportunities are in store:

Written by Creative Lives in Progress