Kickstart East Anglia

Build your confidence, learn vital transferable skills and gain real experience of working in the Arts & Cultural sector.


In February 2021, a group of 51 cultural employers from across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, led by Creative Arts East and known as the Kickstart East Anglia consortium, was approved to host placements ranging from Communications and Retail Assistants to Dance Artists and Animators. Over the past 12 months, Kickstart East Anglia employers have supported over 60+ placements, with many young people moving into longer-term work or education opportunities as a result.


The time for referrals is now closed! The Kickstart Scheme is a government fund, creating hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements, aimed at those aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit.


Recently, the Kickstart East Anglia scheme was recognised in the Suffolk press – Click here to read.


“It has allowed me to gain experience in a job that I don’t feel would be open to me otherwise.” Liz Breame – Kickstarter at Future Female Society


We currently have a new creative professional network in the works and more information will be made available here soon, so watch this space!

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