Babylon Arts announce new opportunity for age 18 – 26 interested in the creative industries

An Ely-based arts organisation is searching for people to take part in a brand new development programme: Babylon Young Curators.

Applications are open to anyone age 18 – 26 with an interest in a career in the creative industries. Two young people will be chosen to take part, each receiving a bursary of £1,650.

The programme, which runs in Ely from September to May, offers training, skills development and support for those who have a passion for sharing their interest in the arts.  The time commitment is approximately 1 day a week, and participants will have an opportunity to work with artists and creative professionals, and to stage a major project or exhibition with guidance from experienced mentors.

“To apply you don’t need any special qualifications,”  Says Claire Somerville, CEO of Babylon Arts.  “We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic and able to put the time into developing their skills and knowledge.  If you have fresh ideas, and a passion for sharing your interest in the arts with other people, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.”

Babylon Arts are inviting applications from young people across Cambridgeshire and beyond, but particularly welcome those in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland. The deadline for applications is Monday 10th August.

Full details about the opportunity and what’s involved can be found on the Babylon Arts website at

“We’re keen to hear from young people in the local area so if you know of someone who may be interested please share the details and encourage them contact us.”  Says Amy Wormald, Creative Spaces Manager, Babylon Arts.  “We can offer assistance if you have access needs or require specific support to make an application, so please do get in touch.”

Press release from Babylon ARTS

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