UPSURGE: creative development - TheMusicWorks
Aged 18-30 and looking to make your mark in the music industry?

UPSURGE: creative development is a FREE 1-year programme for young creatives looking to pursue a career in the wider areas of the music industry, including:

  • Music management
  • Live music / events
  • Marketing / PR
  • Photography / videography
  • Journalism
  • Emerging technologies

Do you want to develop your creative skills to a more professional level with the aim to pursue a career in the creative industries? The programme will provide access to multiple work experience opportunities, mentoring, workshops and masterclasses.

Within this programme we are also specifically looking for:

2 content creators for those looking to kick-start their career in social media and content creation. This programme will provide paid work experience (up to 8 hours per week) creating content for The Music Works, using tools such as:

  • Instagram
  • TIkTok
  • Canva
  • Indesign
  • Capcut

If you have experience in creating engaging content for social media and are keen to undertake training, workshops, and masterclasses, all while producing content for The Music Works, then this is the opportunity for you!

2 UPSURGE pioneers for musicians, sound designers, film makers, DJs and lighting engineers looking to work in the emerging creative arts. This programme will provide hands-on workshops, masterclasses and work experience in:

  • Spatial sound
  • Virtual reality
  • Interactive sound art
  • Visuals & DJing
  • Sound design for video games
  • Immersive theatre audio

If you’re looking to expand your knowledge and confidence in these emerging technologies then this is the opportunity for you!

How to apply


If you have any queries, please email 

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Who is it for?

Applicants must be:

  • Aged 18-30
  • Be based in Gloucestershire
  • Passionate about progressing your career
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