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Applications for Talent Works 2021 are open for second year LCC and Camberwell students

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Written by
Mia Cormack
Published date
10 March 2021

Are you interested in becoming part of a pop-up creative studio for charities, social enterprises and community groups in Southwark and Lambeth?

Talent Works gives second year Home (UK) students at London College of Communication (LCC) and Camberwell College of Arts paid work with local charities, social enterprises and community groups on a range of creative and digital communications projects.

What is Talent Works?

Students taking part in Talent Works will work on briefs from local charities and social enterprises for a minimum of 6 days. Briefs could include:

  • Developing a website
  • Setting up new social media accounts
  • Designing posters, leaflets or newsletter templates
  • Making short films and animations
  • Creating GIFs or type-led images for social media
  • Taking photographs
  • Illustrating the organisation's work
  • Finding and telling stories
  • Developing marketing materials
  • Improving branding
  • Visualising information and data

All tasks and briefs will help Talent Works clients make a difference in the local community.

When and where does Talent Works take place?

In early June, prior to the Talent Works studios, participating students will take part in an online workshop where UAL staff will provide them with guidance on how to work with clients and deliver a professional brief.

The Talent Works Studios will then take place some time in between Monday 21 June and Friday 9 July 2021. The Studios will be delivered both online and in person, depending on the government guidelines. During the Studios, students will work a minimum of 36 hours on delivering the professional briefs assigned to them.

Key dates

  • Monday 15 March: Applications open
  • Thursday 15 April: Talent Works Information Session, 11am-12pm
  • Friday 23 April: Application deadline, midnight
  • Early June: Participating students take part in online workshop
  • Monday 21 June - Friday 9 July: Talent Works Studios

What are the benefits of joining Talent Works?

Students who take part in Talent Works will receive compensation of £13.35 per hour worked, paid via ArtsTemps.

By participating in the initiative, you will gain new skills, build up work for your CV, and be equipped to begin the next step in your creative career.

Throughout the studio you will be supported by UAL staff, but you will also benefit from the input of creative industry professionals who will volunteer to help you.

By the end of the project, you will have gained new experience in:

  • Producing work for a real client
  • Collaborating across creative disciplines
  • Developing ideas quickly
  • Presenting concepts to a client
  • Receiving and responding to feedback
  • Working quickly to tight deadlines
  • Building relationships with industry professionals
  • Making a difference to your local community

Who can apply?

To join the Talent Works team, you must be a second year Home (UK) student and can be studying on any LCC and Camberwell undergraduate course.

Talent Works is specifically looking for an enthusiastic, diverse and multidisciplinary team who will work collaboratively. This is an opportunity to get your first experience of real work in a supportive environment working with students from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

How to apply

To apply for Talent Works, complete the online Talent Works application form. Applications will be open from Monday 15 March until Friday 23 April 2021 at midnight.

If you would like to find out more about Talent Works, register for the online Talent Works information session on Thursday 15 April 2021 at 11am. At the session, you will learn more about how the Talent Works Studios work, and hear about the experience of students who took part in previous iterations.

For more information about the Talent Works information session, please contact Lizzie Connor, Business and Innovation Student Projects Assistant at London College of Communication, e.connor@arts.ac.uk.


For additional information about Talent Works, please contact Emma Giaretto, Business and Innovation Administrator at London College of Communication, e.giaretto@lcc.arts.ac.uk.

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