Creativity Works: Festival Makers

Learn what it takes to make a festival happen and be in with the chance to go and work at Glastonbury with Block9

The UK is famous for its festivals. From Camp Bestival on the Isle of Wight to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, no one does it better.

But, the world's largest and most famous festival has to Glastonbury which is now in its 50th year and will host over 250,000 people this year alone.

So we're giving 25 young Londoners the chance to learn from Block9, the team behind the jaw-dropping artworks, underground music and extremely alternative performance that occupies five stages of Glastonbury's nighttime and club area.

Find out more about the programme and how you could be in with the chance to get to work alongside Block9 at Glastonbury 2020.


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Mon 2 Mar, 10am

Creativity Works: Festival Makers is a seven-week training and development programme for 25 young Londoners to hear from industry experts on what it takes to put on a festival.

A chance to develop skills, learn something new, network with likeminded creatives and meet with industry experts, the programme will consist of talks, workshops and interactive sessions to help you get a job in the creative industries.

Over seven weeks, the programme will cover topics like festival design, programming, sponsorship, infrastructure, sustainability, accessibility and infrastructure as well as brand marketing and live event management.

Plus, at the end of the programme participants will be able to apply to join the Block9 team at Glastonbury Festival on one of several paid work placement opportunities.

  • 18-24 year old Londoners who are interested in building a career in the creative industries
  • Curious creatives, passionate about learning and able to build skills independently
  • Unemployed and not in full-time education

We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the industry including disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ people, people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds. We also welcome applicants from a range of educational backgrounds.

Fill in the application form and fill out your answers. If you need any help with your application, attend one of the info sessions below.

Application deadline: Mon 2 Mar, 10am

If selected, you’ll need to be available for:

  • Group selection day on Thu 12 Mar, where you will take part in a collaborative group task and meet the team

It is really important to us that we give access to these opportunities to as wide a variety of people as possible so, if there is additional support we could offer you to enable you to participate, please include this in your application.

Application form

INfo sessions

We'll be running informal sessions where you can come to our offices in east London, learn a bit more about the programme and seek some help and support with your application. Register for a free session below:

Meet Block9

Hear about some of the incredible projects Block9 have created which makes them the best at what they do (and the best to learn from)


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Supported by

Creativity Works is a Mayor’s Fund for London programme, supported by Berkeley Foundation and Citi Foundation, and delivered by Create Jobs at A New Direction.

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