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Storyhouse Young Programmers

Young Programmers is a free weekly course for 16-25 year olds at Storyhouse. 

Young Programmers is for young people who are interested in gaining practical experience in curation, event management, arts administration and marketing. As a Young Programmer, you will make creative choices about what you want to see on screen and stage through events, activities and opportunities in our cinema and festivals.

We are looking for people from a range of backgrounds with a variety of interests – no previous experience is necessary. Young Programmers runs on Wednesday evenings from 24 January – 3 July 2024.

Applications for the current Young Programmers group have now closed. Check back here for updates on the next group!

What will I do?

• Plan and produce a cinema takeover selecting films and organising events
• Create an event at WayWord Festival for Kids
• Produce a live music event at Storyhouse, helping to choose bands and musicians
•  Be invited to Storyhouse events and shows
•  Look for gaps in Storyhouse’s programme to bring in new audiences
• Work towards an Arts Award (this is optional)
and more!

What will I get out of it?

An opportunity to learn in a safe, have fun, make new friends and grow in confidence. You’ll meet industry professionals, get exclusive work experience in the creative arts and work with a team of like-minded people and be invited to Storyhouse events and shows.

Previous Storyhouse Young Programmers have gone onto work for organisations such as Pearl & Dean, The Lowry, Showroom Sheffield and Storyhouse.

Can I join Storyhouse Young Programmers?

Storyhouse Young Programmers is for you if you’re 16-25 and:

• are interested in working in the creative arts industries

• is passionate about film, live events, music or literature

• want to develop a career in curating, event planning, marketing or arts administration

• want to shape what’s happening in your local community

When and where is the next Young Programmers group at Storyhouse?

Applications are now open for the Young Programmers 2024 intake. 

Storyhouse Young Programmers will be on Wednesdays from 24 January – 3 July 2024, at 5pm-7pm. Sessions will take place at Storyhouse in Chester city centre.

How do I join?

To join, you will need to complete a short application form (below) and we’ll be in touch about the next steps.

Young Programmers

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