WELCOME TO THE POVERTY OF OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
Help along the road.
The Poverty of Opportunity Project (P.O.P.) helps young people enter into the creative arts industries. Currently the first rung on the ladder to these industries is through Internships which means young people have to work for sometimes up to a year unwaged before suitable experience is gained or a vacancy becomes available.
This excludes many young people without the financial and family support to be able to enter into internships, and the industry is missing out on a wealth of young talent. We aim to help alleviate this problem by offering a series of workshops based around the various business opportunities within the industry. These workshops will give the young participants the opportunity to meet with people currently working in the industry and find out what their jobs involve. The next stage once the young person has been evaluated will be offering work placements in the field they're interested in.
After that we will secure funding to be able to pay the young person a living wage, and training opportunities, similar to an apprenticeship scheme. We will also offer the support the young person in establishing their own business wherever possible.
We'd intend to use the Poverty of Opportunity Project (P.O.P.) as a means of bringing together professionals working with young people in the arts to share contacts and information in order to offer a more comprehensive route into the creative arts.
Watch this space as we continue develop the programme over 2012 with news of a major music conference, the opportunity for young people to attend a weeks work experience and training at Rewind magazine, the chance to spend a week working on a real brief for an advertising agency from graphic design to print stage, and make a short film as well as many other opportunities and work visits to see the inner workings of big business in the creative arts. If you'd like any further information please don't hesitate to contact Bob Morris M: 07500 119016 E:bob@POPCIC.com with your age, contact details and the Borough you live in or if you with young people we can design a programme specific to your needs.