Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 are looking for 100 trainees to become the next generation of leaders in the creative world. 

The first round applications are now closed. Please contact the Cultural Leadership Team to register your interest and find out details about the next round!

The Cultural Leadership Programme is a unique opportunity that will help you build the experience and networks that are vital to navigating and influencing the creative industries.

Can you answer yes to all these questions?:

1. Are you 16-25 years old? 
2. Do you live in the borough of Waltham Forest? 
3. Do you want to make your mark on the world of art and culture?

If so, you could learn alongside some of the cultural industry’s absolute top movers and shakers!

Cultural Leadership Programme training will include:

- Induction day
- Paid work experience 
- A personal mentor
- Creative and business skills workshops
- Talks by influential creatives and entrepreneurs
- Socials with creative organisations and businesses
- Leadership training weekend
- End of year Graduation party

What do you need to know?

The first round of applications are now closed.

Induction will take place on Saturday 1 June 2019, from 11.30am – 4.30pm. Location to be confirmed.

This first round of application will act as a pilot for the programme, meaning you will help to shape the programme and gain experience in programme development, event planning and marketing design. You will receive special recognition at graduation. A second round of recruitment will take place in August.

Time commitments for this programme are flexible, and the opportunities will be available within Waltham Forest, with the odd commitment in central London or neighbouring areas such as Stratford. It has been designed to work alongside college studies, or part or full time work.

Drop-in surgeries are being hosted in May to help you with your application and answer any questions you might have. Click here to find your nearest surgery. You can email the Cultural Leadership team here to ask questions or register or interest.

We are committed to diversifying the world of art and culture. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and abilities.