Opportunities for Young People

We often hear of exciting projects from our Cultural Partners.

Check this space to signpost your young people to amazing opportunities.

CURRENT Opportunities


July 2023

Are you aged 14-18 and love art?

Join Autoitalia’s free guided tours of local exhibitions and art projects right on your doorstep this summer.

During the tour you will explore the borough and receive tours of exciting art exhibitions by artists and gallery workers to learn more about our vibrant local art scene!

More info HERE


July 2023

EAST Summer School is back and better than ever!

Get ready for an exciting, fun-filled summer of creating and discovering.

East Summer School is back on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park offering FREE interactive workshops from Monday 24 July to Friday 4  August! This is exclusively for young minds aged 12 – 17 years old who are living or going to school in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, or Waltham Forest.

Eager to develop your creativity or expand your current knowledge with industry-experts? Look no further, as East Summer School is here to discover your hidden talents with our tailored to perfection summer programme. From fashion textiles, skateboarding, dance, entrepreneurship, photography, journalism, activism or creating sustainable clothing to tackle climate change our programme is suited for all.

How to get involved?

If you are aged between 12 – 17 year old living or going to school in East London, simply check out the timetable below and select the course you would like to do. After choosing, fill out the registration form and wait to hear from our summer school team for further steps.




You have until Friday 14 July to apply.

Should you have any questions or need assistance completing the online form, do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing the summer school mailbox at summerschool@queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk.

Check out our amazing highlights from last year to get sneak peek of what’s in store for this year!


PAST Opportunities



Museum of the Home: Become a Young Poet

Are you 16 to 25 years old and living, working or studying in Hackney or Tower Hamlets? Do you have a passion for language and words? Are you keen to contribute to society and cultural debates through poetry?

If so, join The Museum of the Home Young Poets project!


Led by Professional poet and Hackney local Anthony Anaxagorou,  you will participate in a series of workshops responding to the statue of Robert Geffrye. You will develop a creative response from your own perspective, contributing to the debates the statue stirs in our local community.

To apply

Applications close Sunday 13 February. For more information and to apply to the project click here.

Want to find out more?

Meet Anthony and find out more about the project at our online taster session at 6pm on Wednesday 26 January – Click here to book your free ticket


by Foundation For Future London


>>> Here Us – Young Co-Producers <<<


Are you aged between 18 – 25 years and have an interest in producing public events? Join creative practice Here Us for a summer taster programme to provide an insight into event/workshop curation, planning and management.

Participants will:

Collaborate with Here Us to a launch a public event this Summer

Gain career insight into art, design and events management

Gain event planning and public engagement experience

Build your skills for the future, industry networks and creative career opportunities

Explore graphic and visual communication design

Support engagement and future development of artworks and commissions across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

No previous experience necessary.

A stipend of £250 will be available to cover travel, food etc.

Application deadline – Sunday 20th June. More Info:  https://www.here-us.com/opps




by Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Monologue Bootcamp – young people aged 16+

Guildhall School’s Monologue Bootcamp offers early stage actors online workshops to help them research, interpret and deliver a monologue with confidence. The programme is developed and delivered by alumni from our Acting programme, and offers at least 25hrs of support. Monologue Bootcamp was very successful in 2020, with participants reporting significantly increased confidence and knowledge, and 83% of participants subsequently applied to the School.

Evening Monologue Bootcamp 7–23 June Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-6.30pm28 June–2 July 1-2-1 sessions each evening5–19 July Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-6.30pm

Intensive Monologue Bootcamp:26–30 July 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm

Further information, including eligibility and the application process, can be found on our Projects for Actors webpage. The deadline to sign-up is midday on 27th May. Please note we are likely to reopen sign-up for the Intensive programme once allocations for the evening programme are made at the end of May.

Participation Bursaries – young people aged 11+

Guildhall School runs a wide range of short courses over the summer, offering music, acting and production arts opportunities. This year we will be offering online and on-site courses, including Acting Summer Schools for 16-17 year olds, Prop Making and Jazz and Rock Week. We are delighted to offer Participation Bursaries for applicants from low-income households and those who are care-experienced. Those interested can find out more here. The deadline to apply for Participation Bursaries is 1st June.

Taste of Guildhall – group workshops for schools and colleges

There are a limited number of group acting sessions still available to book. Schools, colleges, theatres and youth organisations can book a three hour session for up to 20 young people. Those interested in booking a workshop between now and July, can complete this form. Sessions can run via Zoom or in-person (providing relevant Covid-19 safety measures are in place, and government guidance allows) and participants are asked to complete a short form before and after the session, to understand the impact the session has. The basic schedule for the session is a brief presentation on the School, some movement exercises and then activity focused on text, but the programme can be flexible and develop a session which suits the young people and where they are at in their current training.








OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS THIS SUMMER by London College of Fashion | University of the Arts London


PAID WORK OPPORTUNITY for 18-20 year olds from East London

Amazing opportunity for 18-20yr old east Londoners for work experience, working as The Line Youth Guide, paid London Living Wage – please circulate to your students


SCALING UP CUT – 18- 30yrs

Project CUT – creating new clothing ranges through a range of opportunities (flyer attached). Interested: email robin@teamcic.com.


LCF – EAST SUMMER SCHOOLS -15 – 17/18yrs – on Queen Elizabeth Park

Breaking news – LCF are offering 3 summer schools for 15 – 18yr olds – hopefully in person on the Queen Elizabeth Park

  • Styling it Out – become a stylist on an industry brief from a professional stylist and style a photoshoot with a live model for your portfolio – (4-6 August 2021)
  • Colour Stories – communicate your creative ideas through colour and develop professional mood boards (28-29 July 2021)
  • Bags of Talent – become a designer of sustainable accessories and meet successful designers (2 – 4 August 2021)

If you would like more information or a visit to talk to students about the offer……

Interested – email Justine.wright@fashion.arts.ac.uk to be sent more detail in early June


VISIBLE / INVISIBLE _ 18 – 20yrs – paid work opportunities for 16 young people

Youth Line Guides paid work – opportunity to attend a master class on CV and creative personal statements with LCF and to apply for a role as youth line guide working weekends over the summer on London’s Art Walk The Line

  • Youth Line Guide Job Applications – will be launched in late May – closing date mid June
  • CV and statement Master Class – opportunities to prepare to apply for the Line Guide role or other creative jobs – 10 June 4pm – 6pm (online)
  • Creative Personal Statement workshop – drop in session to proof and comment on satemtnes 14 June

Interested – email Justine.wright@fashion.arts.ac.uk to be sent more details and a web link



The outreach team have their summer school applications open NOW – Visit the Website for more information