Creative’pool is a new talent development programme providing over 200 artists a year with the training, networks, skills and resource to build a sustainable career in the creative arts.
With four different levels, Creative’pool has been designed to support creators of all backgrounds, at all levels of experience, preparing the next wave of Merseyside-based artists and producers to share their talent with the city and the world.
The programme will begin in January 2021 and includes £5 tickets across the Unity programme, free-to-access masterclasses and workshops, free space and support for artists to develop, record and stream their work, a year-long producer course with two weekend-residencies ran by national experts and a brand-new role for an Associate Producer.
This section of the website signposts artists and creatives to the different strands of our Creative’pool programme, including online workshops, networking, programmes and ticket offers.
Level One: Creative Membership
We’re enhancing our current Creative Membership, launched in 2019, to expand the amount of free and subsidised opportunities for artists.
Level Two: Space to Create
Open again from February 2021, Space to Create is a new Research and Development (R&D) scheme that offers over 12 weeks of free space across the year to artists who want to develop ideas in a financially risk-free setting.
Level Three: Level-Up Producer Course
Starting April 2021, Unity’s Level-Up Producer Course offers a more intensive support and training programme for a smaller cohort of artists and companies looking to self-produce their work to a high-standard.
Level Four: Unity Associate Producer
Level four of Creative’pool will give one mid-level producer the chance to work as Unity’s Associate Producer on an 18-month placement.