What is Night School?


Yellowzine is a print and online publication that gives ethnic minority creatives a platform to showcase their artwork. We are committed to supporting the contemporary movement for the progression of art by African, Caribbean and Asian diaspora artists. In 2019, we’re taking our ambition one step further by collaborating with creative agency The Brooklyn Brothers to educate and empower a more ethnically diverse talent pool for the creative industry. Organisations within the creative industry have an underrepresentation of creative talent from minority backgrounds. To help fix this we want to give talent that might otherwise not have the opportunity, the chance to get a foot in the door of the industry. Night School is a free eight-week training programme in London designed to educate and empower a more ethnically-diverse talent pool for the creative industry. Open to all 18-25 year-olds from ethnic minority backgrounds, Night School will help to unlock creative potential, provide core skills and even open doors to a future career. No experience or knowledge of the creative industries is required. All that’s needed is a curious mind, a can-do attitude and eight free evenings across July, August & Septmber 2019.




Why the creative & advertising industry?


Working in the creative and advertising industry means you get to work for one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. You’ll have the opportunity to work on a range of brands and choose a role from a broad selection of disciplines. Each day typically brings new challenges (and opportunities) which you’ll enjoy with fun, inspiring and like-minded colleagues. Oh, and you can wear sneakers to work – what’s not to like?




What can I expect?


The eight-week training programme will help to unlock your creative potential, provide core skills and open doors to your future career in the creative industries.




Do I qualify for the programme?


Yes – if you’re from an ethnic minority background, aged between 18-25. You don’t need any prior experience or knowledge of the industry. You don’t even need qualifications. No CV required here! Just a curious creative mind with passion and a can-do attitude.




What will I get from the programme?


- A personal manifesto that can form the foundation of a modern CV

- Written recommendations from contributing mentors and partners

- Unique skill set that will give you a head start in the industry

- A graduation ceremony and platform to present your manifesto to industry contacts, media, agencies and recruiters

- A personal mentor for the next 12 months




When and where?


The successful applicants will meet for eight consecutive Wednesday evenings from 24th July through to 11th September 2019. The sessions will start at 5.30pm until 8.30pm. The venue will be in Soho, Central London. Refreshments will be provided!




How much does it cost?


It’s free. We are passionate about improving the diversity in the creative industry so we’re all volunteering our time to help make a real difference.




How can I apply?


Please click on the ‘Apply now’ button at the top of the page to apply.




When is the deadline?


Friday 7th June 2019.




What happens after I've applied?


Yellowzine and The Brooklyn Brothers will review all the application forms and create a shortlist. This will be followed by an informal chat with the shortlisted candidates. After this we will finalise the selected candidates who will be notified by email




What happens if I don't get through?


We won’t let you escape that easily! Even if you don’t get through to the Night School programme, we have something exciting planned for all applicants – all will be revealed in July.




I have more questions. Who can I speak to?


No problem, get in touch by emailing the team at nightschool@yellwzine.com




More about the organisations delivering this programme


Who are Yellowzine?

Yellowzine has been described as the Yellow pages for creatives of colour. We are a print and online platform that centralises artwork by ethnic minority creatives. We are committed to supporting the contemporary movement for the progression of art by African, Caribbean and Asian diaspora artists.

Who are The Brooklyn Brothers?

The Brooklyn Brothers are an award-winning fully integrated creative agency, blending storytelling, brand advertising, experiential, digital, PR, content, social with pin-sharp strategy to help brands rise above the noise - earning attention and a share of culture by generating genuine value for clients, their consumers and the wider world.





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