Thrive Creative Careers
CPD Conference

Friday 1st April, 9:30 - 3pm. This free CPD conference is open to staff and educators working with young people in Kent and Medway.

'Having my eyes opened to the wealth of career opportunities out there and also how big the creative careers industry is [was beneficial]. The workshop with the professional photographer was a brilliant insight into his career and full of inspiration and advice I can take back to my students. The whole day was full of great, practical ideas and resources.' - Thrive Conference attendee

This event is suitable for staff (including teachers, tutors, youth workers, advisers and educators), who would like to learn more about how to support the young people they work with progress into creative education and pathways. This event is primarily aimed at teachers and educational staff from the Kent and Medway areas.

This event is designed to empower staff by providing clear information about creative pathways, giving you the information and knowledge to support young people in achieving their potential in creative subjects and industries. It brings together industry and academic speakers to discuss the current landscape of creative industries and creative education.

The day will include talks, presentations and opportunities for discussion and networking covering:

  • An introduction to creative careers, and the current landscape of creative careers, education and industries
  • Information on progression and careers
  • Creative careers stories from freelance artists, designers and creative alumni
  • Creative transferable skills
  • Portfolio advice
  • The benefits of Arts Award qualifications
  • Creativity, mental health and art therapy
  • Opportunities for Q&As

All materials and resources required will be provided.

The deadline to book spaces for this event is midnight on Sunday 20th March 2022. Please note, priority spaces will be given to staff from the following schools:

  • Astor Secondary School
  • Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School
  • The Malling School
  • St Anselm’s Catholic School, Canterbury
  • The Marsh Academy
  • Towers School and Sixth Form Centre
  • The Whitstable School

Any remaining spaces will be prioritised for staff from KaMCOP/KMPF Partner Schools and Colleges.

This event is organised by the Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme (KaMCOP), as part of the national Uni Connect programme –  an Office for Students (OfS)-funded project aimed at promoting social mobility by improving access to Higher Education for young people from under- represented backgrounds. As the programme’s creative lead, the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) promotes progression in creative arts, business and technology through a variety of activities, including workshops, holiday clubs and masterclasses, with young people in Years 9 to 13.

  • 1 April 2022 - 1 April 2022

    09:30 - 15:00 (GMT)

    UCA Canterbury