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Next Gen Creatives: Project Arcadia

Are you aged 16 to 25 years old? Are you interested in the arts sector, meeting new people, working with artists and participating in creative activities, organising events, marketing, curating, installing exhibitions, performing, and/or making and showing artworks?

Next Gen Creatives is a project for 16 – 25 year olds based at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester. It offers opportunities to help shape our public programme, gain experience in the arts sector and connect with other young people. Project Arcadia is our Next Gen Creatives gallery 2 takeover, in response to our current main gallery exhibition Arcadia for All?

Arcadia for All? Rethinking Landscape Painting Now is an exhibition that, through the medium of paint, embraces and celebrates nature and our relationship with it, whether we access it through allotments, community gardens, public parks or even simply through windows and screens. It poses questions about who accesses and owns the land, historically and currently, investigating classism, racism and alternative systems of living.

Although it is an exhibition of painting, Next Gen Creatives can choose to respond to it in multiple ways. This could be through photography, performance, curated events, sound, discussion-based workshops or many other ways. Next Gen Creatives are invited to be actively involved in the planning, production and delivery of this. You can make and show related art works or have a more curatorial, organisational or marketing approach, it is really up to you.

The process will happen over 10 sessions* between 10 October 2023 and 20 February 2024. Proposed dates are all on Tuesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm at Attenborough Arts Centre.

  • 10 October 2023
  • 24 October 2023
  • 7 November 2023
  • 21 November 2023
  • 28 November 2023
  • 5 December 2023 (to be confirmed)
  • 12 December 2023
  • 13 December 2023
  • 14 January 2024
  • 16 January 2024 (to be confirmed)

*It is best if you are able to attend at least 7 of the above dates and times.

The exhibition dates are 22 January – 20 February 2024 – this includes install times.

These sessions will be led by Co-Artistic Director of infuseDANCE, Mark Anderson. A photographer, filmmaker and choreographer, he has spent the last 20 years creating exhibitions, films and performances across the UK. He is passionate about working creatively with people of all ages and has worked in settings from arts centres to prisons and everything in between. The sessions will also be supported by Pasha Kincaid – artist and Youth Arts Coordinator (maternity cover) for Attenborough Arts Centre.

If you are a Next Gen Creatives member and want to make work to exhibit, organise an arts-based event, get involved with marketing and publicity, do a performance, make photography or just gain insight and experience into the world of arts management and production then do reserve your space on this project by emailing Pasha.

If you are 16 – 25 and you want to join Next Gen Creatives in order to participate in this project on the above Tuesday eves and in other regular activities, then email Pasha to sign up as soon as possible at pasha.kincaid@leicester.ac.uk

There are limited spaces for Project Arcadia so places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. You need to be able to attend at least 7 of the above dates and times. For any further information email Pasha as above.

Front of House Team Leader

The Front of House Team Leader role will have responsibility ensuring a high level of consistent customer care.  The post holder will oversee the operations of the front of house team, this includes the supervision of three front of house assistants,  a weekend venue officer, volunteer coordinator and casual staff. Along with overseeing a number of staff the role has responsibility for building operations and health and safety.

Vacancy Terms: Full time or job share considered, permanent

Salary: £25,138 to £29,605 per annum

Hours per week: 35

Deadline: 8 October 2023

To learn more and apply, visit the University of Leicester Jobs site.


We are looking for Gallery Assistant Volunteers for our next exhibition!

Volunteers are important members of Attenborough Arts Centre front of house team. They are people who share a love of the arts, giving their time to contribute to the continued success of the centre

As a Volunteer, you will be part of an organisation with decades of experience in providing performances, courses, workshops and activities for children and families.

You would be a public face for Attenborough Arts Centre, providing support and assistance within our gallery spaces. Ensuring our customers and visitors have a positive and enjoyable experience during their visit and aiding in their desire to return.

Download – Gallery Assistant Volunteer Role Description

Contact Noreen Gallagher, (Volunteer Coordinator) with a short paragraph explaining your interest in the Gallery Assistant role at Attenborough Arts Centre.