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Online Event
30 Apr – 01 Oct 2020

Upgrade Yourself: Peer Exchange

Fortnightly from 30 Apr 2020
13.00 – 14.00
Streamed Live

Our digital strand of the Creative Careers & Skills programme at Somerset House, bringing you fortnightly bite-sized snippets of information, innovation, and inspiration over lunch-time sessions. 

Led by members of the Somerset House community, these digital sessions primarily aimed at people aged 18-30 are for those looking for access routes into the Creative Industries and the Cultural Sector. 

Against the current backdrop and complexities of remote working and self-isolation, these sessions are about resilience when building skills in new virtual spaces and acknowledging creativity during the Covid-19 crisis. 

We are reaching out and connecting you to our Somerset House Studios Artist community, various colleagues of Somerset House Trust, Somerset House Exchange Members as well as with our peers and industry friends within the wider creative industries, to give insight into potential current role(s) as professional artists, thinkers & doers and game changers. 

Evidence from Nesta has shown there are five core skill areas needed in creative jobs in the future- communication, finance/support, technology, design/creative ideation, and teaching/peer skills.   

Sign up to the Creative Careers mailing list to receive additional material from our Upgrade Yourself sessions and hear first about new opportunities and creatives added to the Upgrade Yourself line-up.

Tell us what creative areas interest you most, we will do our best to develop programme ideas around you:

Image: Evi Kalogiropoulou, work from Delirious Athens, 2020.

About Creative Careers at Somerset House

Creative Careers at Somerset House is organised into three strands.  

Firstly, Upgrade Yourself and our digital Upgrade Yourself: Peer Exchange, a series of workshops and talks focusing on the core skills needed in the creative industries delivered as bite-size sessions, connecting audience with leading members of the Somerset House community.  

Our pioneering Creative Careers Academy, which offers paid work placements to people aged 18-25, bringing new talent into creative organisations, providing participants with credible experience and valuable insight into various career routes.  

And the Creative Job Studio, produced in partnership with employability charity Creative Society, offers regular networking advice and mentorship with the creative industries. 


With thanks to the Maria Bjornson Memorial Fund for its support.

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