On Tuesday 9th May from 4pm until 7pm, The Space Project will be hosting an open evening for anyone who is interested in working behind the scenes in television.

Designed to help fill the skills gap in the industry’s supply chain, the free master classes are part funded by building contractor, Vinci Construction, and run by social enterprise, SharpFutures. The tutorials will focus on trades related to the sector including construction, set building, joinery, lighting and rigging, painting and decorating, special effects make up and catering.

According to the Creative Skillset Creative Media Workforce Survey 2014, the most common area of skills need across the creative media industries was in craft or technical (44%). With The Space Project expansion bringing more TV and Film to Manchester, the workshops aim to open the doors to the sector and create pathways for local people to gain employment. Adrian Wootton, chief executive of the British Film Commission and head of Film London, believes the race is on in Britain to train new below-the-line staff, as well as to help existing artisans and technicians move up the ladder. “We do have a skills shortage. We have managed to crew everything, but we are getting a huge amount of demand… we need to do more than cope” (Variety Magazine 16th Dec 2016).

Hear about the in demand skills and careers needed in TV and Film with opportunities to sign up for workshops and master classes in craft and technical skills. 

Aimed at both those with no previous experience or qualified tradespeople who wish to re-train, workshop places will be available to over 18’s who live in Greater Manchester. Anyone who wants to find out more about how to enter the industry, hear about the in demand skills and careers needed in TV and Film and sign up to the workshops and master classes in craft and technical skills can attend the open evening on Tuesday 9th May at The Space Project aimed at inspiring local people to consider a career in this growing sector and showcasing the range of job opportunities available to them.

Admittance is strictly by booking a place. To book your place for the open evening, text 07391 246 317 with your name and post code or email discover@sharpfutures.org.uk with your name, post code and what areas of TV you are interested in finding out more about.

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