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I'm A Young Person. What Can MADE Do For Me?

A look into the ways that MADE can help young people explore the possibilities of a career in the arts, upgrade their CV, gain confidence and skills, and find free workshops all around the city.

The creative influencers wear matching t-shirts, smiling and holding their arms up.
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Bo Warner
The creative influencers wear matching t-shirts, smiling and holding their arms up.

MADE’s aim as an organisation is to improve cultural education in Manchester by connecting schools and educational organisations with cultural organisations like museums, galleries and theatres, freelance artists and more across the city.

Put more simply: we want to make young people’s education more creative.

As we do a lot of work mostly with schools and cultural organisations to make those connections behind the scenes, you might not know about how we can help you directly to learn more about creative careers, grow your skills and make a difference in your city.

Creative Influencers

MADE’s Youth Leadership task group created the Creative Influencer programme to give young people the chance to meet monthly to discuss issues that matter to them and participate in a range of exciting projects.

Aged 13-18, the Creative Influencers:

- Get free tickets to theatre shows, films and other exciting events

- Voice their opinions on arts & culture to teachers and education leaders

- Gain skills in confidence, public speaking, team work and creativity

- Make new friends with similar passions

- Get free food at meetings!

Creative Influencer, Binish (17), presents at our MADE event.

Now is a great time to join as we build our participation and leadership programme, and you can be involved in help shaping an accreditation to build up your CV!

If you want to get involved, email to register your interest. We're currently recruiting for an exciting new year of workshops and free events!

Our Careers Resources

Our Employability Task Group is all about finding new ways to improve employability resources for young people. Check out our resources page to see a ton of employability resources from The Whitworth, Factory International, Digit Music and more.

Opportunities From Our Network

If you haven’t already, make sure to follow our Instagram page, where we share opportunities for young people from our network of Manchester organisations. Here are just some of our amazing partners for young people interested in different career paths:

For Music, Brighter Sound

“We open doors that your school, college or workplace might not. Whatever type of music you’re into, whatever your background or skills level.”

For Podcasting, Reform Radio

“Our main focus is to use our platform to engage young people looking for new opportunities, working creatively with them over a sustained period to develop new skills for employment."

For Theatre, Contact

“From creating productions to appointing staff and collaborators, we encourage 13 to 30-year-olds to turn the seed of an idea into something spectacular.”

For Spoken Word and Poetry, Young Identity

“We provide opportunities in youth governance, event production, publishing and workshop facilitation for young people via our Steering Group, Young Producers, Young Publishers and Facilitation Training.”
The Creative Influencers spoke and interviewed arts professionals at MADE's conference in March 2023.

This is just a few of the fantastic organisations in Manchester that are constantly posting about great opportunities for young people to grow their creative skills - so follow us to discover even more offers within our city!

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