#YoungTeam 2020

We are delighted that our #YoungTeam project, first piloted in 2019 will return in 2020. We are currently recruiting young people from Wakefield postcodes aged 15-18. Please read the following information then complete the application form to get involved. 

#YoungTeam is an educational programme that delivers a Silver Level Arts Award to its graduates, a recognised qualification awarded by Trinity College London. #YoungTeam in particular focuses on the idea of DIY gigs and events, self sufficiency and independent creativity and is built around the annual Long Division Festival. 

The team will work with Long Division staff over four months to create ideas that they can then present at the festival itself, and beyond at Wakefield’s Artwalk. They will focus on leadership and new creative challenges. Although Long Division has music as a specialism, an interest or any ability in music is not needed – the team have freedom to explore their own creative paths. 

Aside of working together in a classroom setting, the team will have an opportunity to get to know Wakefield as a cultural city, including trips to see live events and meeting working creatives. Take a look at our 2019 review for an idea of what happens at #YoungTeam. 

The key dates fall in holidays and on weekends. So it does require a commitment from participants. We try to create an informal atmosphere and work with the team in the style of University tutors – guiding, advising and encouraging. The marked piece of work is a portfolio which team members will need to keep up to date over the course of the project. 

Long Division is based in Wakefield City Centre and all sessions / contact time will be in the city centre.  


#YoungTeam Essential Dates:

April 8th 10:00 – 16:00 / April 9th 10:00 – 16:00

April 14th 10:00 – 16:00 / April 15th 10:00 – 16:00

May 2nd – 11:00 – 14:00

May 26th – 10:00 – 16:00

June 6th & 7th – Long Division Festival. Times tbc

June 13th – 10:00 – 16:00

July 22nd – 10:00 – 16:00

July 29th – 15:00 – 21:00 (Artwalk)

Between these key dates there will be various drop in sessions and visits to live events. These are more flexible. 

If you are interested we ask that you fill out the APPLICATION FORM HERE by March 13th. Please note that due to the expense involved in running #YoungTeam we are keen to ensure as many who begin the project see it through to the end. So, we may check in with your reference before accepting you. We will also ask for a £50 sign up fee once you are accepted (not during application) but this will be returnable in full at the end of the programme.

All Long Division Staff are DBS checked and our Safeuarding policy is availble on request. 

Any questions relating to this, please contact us at longdivisionfestival@gmail.com and we’ll be happy to help.