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Your Creative Future - Naval Children's Charity
Your Creative Future - Naval Children's Charity

Interested in a creative career path, but not sure on your next steps?


Your Creative Future is a short programme of activities led by youth arts charity Artswork, in partnership with the Naval Childrens Charity.

Learn about the wide range of creative careers and explore the many pathways into creative work to help you take the steps into a career you love.



Five Saturday morning workshops:

20 April; 4 May; 18 May; 8 June; 22 June 2024


The deadline for applications is Friday 12 April.



Accessible online via Zoom from wherever you are


What is included?

  • Five online interactive workshops/talks with guest speakers
  • Two one to one mentoring sessions
  • Self-guided learning packages that you can complete in your own time
  • A digital badge on completion of the programme – find our more about digital badges here. 

Please sign-up to the programme by filling out this application form.


The FAQ’s can be seen below but if you would like a downloadable PDF of these to keep handy, please find that below:

Your Creative Future – FAQs

If you would like to share the poster with people you know, you can find a downloadable version below:
Your Creative Future – NCC x Artswork

If you have any questions about the programme, please email and we’ll be happy to help.



  • What is the programme about?
    It’s designed to help you to: learn about the wide range of career opportunities in cultural and creative industries; get confident in your own creativity, capability and unique selling points; find out how you can use creativity in and outside of the Creative and Cultural Industry sector to gain employment, generate income, or develop project work; and, if you think this is a career paths you might want to follow start making your first steps along the way.
  • Who is eligible to take part?
    Any young person aged 14-25 with at least one parent (or guardian/primary care giver) who is serving or served in one of the following: The Royal Navy; The Royal Fleet Auxiliary; The Royal Marines; The Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service; The Women’s Royal Naval Service WRNS; The Reserves of those Forces.
  • Do I need to be good at arts subjects to take part?
    No! There are all kinds of different creative careers. You don’t necessarily need traditional music, art, dance or drama skills to thrive in the creative and cultural industries. There are so many different roles, calling on a huge range of diverse experiences and strengths. On the programme you’ll explore your own unique creativity and explore what different career routes might suit you.
  • How much time do I need to commit to the programme?
    To take part in the programme you need to commit to around 15 hours, made up of: Five 90-minute group workshops over Zoom, 10.30am-12.00noon on: Saturday 20 April 2024;  Saturday 4 May 2024;  Saturday 18 May 2024; Saturday 8 June 2024 and Saturday 22 June 2024. Two one-hour online or telephone meetings with your allocated mentor - times to be arranged to suit you both (one in March, one in May). Six approx 45-minute online modules that you can do at times to suit you before, one before each workshop and one after the last session. Completing an online feedback survey after the programme.
  • What does it cost?
    Nothing! It is free to take part, places are funded by the Naval Children’s Charity.
  • Is parental consent needed to apply?
    Yes, if you’re aged 14-16. If you are aged 17-25, you don’t need parental consent.
  • What technology do I need to take part?
    The five group workshops will be taking place via Zoom video-conferencing software, which is free to use and can be accessed via any internet-enabled computer or smartphone. The on-demand online modules will be delivered via Thinkific. They can be accessed via an internet enabled computer running one of these browsers: Chrome; Firefox; Safari; Microsoft Edge. Or via an internet-enabled smartphone running: iOS Safari; Chrome; Samsung Internet. If you don’t have access to one of these, Naval Children’s Charity may be able to provide you with a laptop or smartphone. So let us know when you fill out our online application form, we will pass your request and contact details to Naval Children’s Charity and a case worker will contact you or your parent/guardian.
  • How many spaces are available?
    There is a maximum number of 30 places on the programme.
  • If I have accessibility needs, how will I let you know?
    If you have accessibility needs such as a disability, please let us know when you fill out our online application form. We can then work to put adjustments in place. Depending on what you need, these might include, for example, captioning or materials in different formats.
  • When will I know if I have been accepted?
    Once we have received your application form, you will be notified via email of the outcome. We aim to let you know within 10 working days of the application date.
  • Do I need to be in the UK to take part?
    No. We understand that being part of a forces family means sometimes moving from place to place or being overseas. We’re delivering this programme online so that you can join in from anywhere in the world, so long as you have a suitable internet-enabled computer or smartphone.
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