Creative and cultural organisations urged to bid for apprenticeships funding

Liverpool City Council has joined forces with City of Liverpool College to sign up employers in the cultural and creative sector to bid for funding from a pot of money for apprenticeships.

The cash from Arts Council England’s Creative Employment Programme will be topped up by the council’s Mayoral Youth Contract for 16 and 17 year olds. It could bring the cost of taking on 16 and 17 year olds down to as little as £100 a month for an employer.

Employers in the Arts and Cultural Sector offering services in music, dance, theatre, combined or visual arts, literature, contemporary craft and galleries, museums and libraries are all eligible. There is a real focus on small and medium sized enterprises, as well as those in the private, public, voluntary, community, CIC, social enterprises and charitable sectors.

The College is holding drop-in sessions on Monday 14 July at its Learning Exchange on Roscoe Street.

Councillor Nick Small, Cabinet member for employment and skills, said: “This is a great opportunity for small and medium sized cultural and creative organisations to grow and take on extra staff at a subsidised cost. I’d encourage cultural organisations to come along to one of the sessions on 14 July to find out more.”

The drop-in sessions are at the following times:

09:30am – 10:30am
11:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm
2:30pm – 3:30pm

For more information, contact Jane Aspinall on 0151 252 3284, email or log on to

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