Common Ground

Discover, Define and Design Your Heritage

Common Ground Leaders

Common Ground Leaders is a community of 18 – 25 year olds who are interested in learning more about the arts, heritage, creating, producing, and changing the world around them. If you’re based in East Anglia, want to join a community of like-minded individuals where you can develop your skills & personal practice whilst having a say in the work we do and accessing unique opportunities then this is (probably) a good fit for you.

You might be an artist, a historian, a filmmaker, a producer, a creative genius, or someone who’s not creative at all but wants to try something new. You might be a natural leader or someone just beginning to develop your own voice. You might just be here for the masterclasses or you might want to be involved in every opportunity we offer (which includes paid jobs!). Whoever you are, you are more than welcome in this community and we really look forward to meeting you.

What are the requirements?

  1. You need to to be based in Norfolk, Suffolk or Peterborough
  2. Be 18-25
  3. There is no 3. That’s it!

Why should I join Common Ground Leaders?

Lead positive and meaningful change in the communityGain industry experience and kickstart your careerAccess a network of young creatives and new opportunities
Make key decisions about our projects
Gain valuable experience for your CV through professional development opportunities
Be part of a friendly, inclusive community
Attend expert masterclasses and action groups
Be on our interview panel to learn more about the sector and choose which artists we hire
Get exclusive first access to Common Ground job opportunities
Plan an event at Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Access micro-commissions to develop your own creative work
Meet and work with like-minded people

What happens next?

  1. Fill in the super quick sign-up form at the top of this page
  2. Be ready to receive an email and join our Slack community
  3. Follow us on Instagram
  4. Come to our next masterclass

P.S. As Common Ground Leaders will be developed and defined by you and the young people taking part, you can get involved in as many or as few opportunities as you like – so don’t hesitate to sign up!

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