Volunteers and
Work Experience


BCA operates a Volunteers’ programme that invites people to help in different areas of our practical delivery.

You receive full training and supervision and are invited to meet other volunteers and creatives working with BCA. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and experience the life of a busy arts organisation.

Volunteering opportunities could include stewarding at events, assisting artists in running workshops, setting-up or taking-down exhibitions or artwork, surveying members of the public about our work and undertaking research.

The nature and range of opportunities varies depending on our current programmes of work. Opportunities may not be frequent, therefore, and we encourage volunteers to register their availability with us and be open to being invited to opportunities as and when they occur throughout the year.

To register as a Volunteer, please contact Bex Foskett on 01234 818670 or bexf@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk.

Work Experience
& Work Placements

Young people and students who are interested in arts and creativity are welcome to apply for work experience or a work placement, which may form part of their formal study.

We do not have an office and our staff work from home when they are not actively delivering projects. This means that we may not always be able to accommodate work placements at a time to suit students’ needs, however we will do our best to consider any applications that come in.

We are aware that the arts sector is not as diverse as the residents who live here. Therefore if we have limited work placement opportunities available we will prioritise people who come from an under-represented background.

To enquire about work experience please contact info@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk and provide information on:

  • Yourself, your skills & interests & why you’d like to do a placement with us
  • The dates when you would like your placement to take place
  • Any access needs you may have to help you undertake a placement.

We interview all applicants before offering a work placement.

We do not accept applications made by parents or guardians.