Arcola Theatre are co-delivering YourFuture, an Employment Accelerator, with design studio  It’s Like This.

We match you with a local business to complete a PAID freelance contract, give you FREE enterprise and business skills training and give you access to an industry mentor.

The programme runs from 29 January to March 2017 – the DL for applications is FRIDAY, 27 JANUARY at noon. We have 25 projects, and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For businesses, the programme reduces the risks associated with hiring new freelancers, ensuring your brief is right for them and supporting them every step of the way to project delivery.

So, if you are a local business looking for exciting design talent, or a local young person interested in the applied creative industries, click below to find out more and APPLY NOW. 

Closing Dates (please note: these have been extended):

For Candidates to apply is Friday 27th January 2017.

For Businesses to Express Interest is Friday 27th January 2017.


YourFuture:                For Businesses

We will match you with exciting young Hackney-based creatives. For a small one-off fee*, you get high-quality products and services to address your business or marketing needs.

Perhaps you need:

  • A new logo?
  • Photography for an event?
  • Visuals for your shop or workplace?
  • Flyer or poster design?
  • Design for an annual report?
  • A short promotional video?
  • … or another service?

YourFuture:           For Young People

If you’re buzzing with creative energy, are 18-24*, hold a minimum of NWQ level 2 in a field of the applied creative and design industries, we want to hear from you.

We are after young people ages 18-24 years old with experience in:

  • Graphic/ communication design
  • Digital/web design
  • Animation
  • Videography
  • Video production
  • Illustration
  • Photography