November Creative Opportunities 2021

Looking for creative events and opportunities to get involved in this November?

Blueprint Arts has curated a selection of events and creative opportunities taking place in London, South East England & online to ensure you have a creative November. Including festivals, expert-led workshops, and an opportunity to join our team!

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Being Human Festival

11th to 20th Nov 2021

Across the UK & online


Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. Every year, it helps humanities researchers (from literature, history, languages, philosophy and more) to produce exciting public events.


This year’s festival includes talks, exhibitions, workshops, performances and more. 


Programme & booking: click here.

Folkstone Documentary Festival

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th November

Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse and the Silver Screen Cinema, Folkstone

Festival passes from £15

The inaugural Folkstone Documentary Festival aims to deepen Folkestone’s relationship to the documentary form. It will involve a jam-packed programme of film screenings, talks, masterclasses and more. 


Guest programmers Karen Alexander (Cinema Rediscovered) and Rachel Pronger (Invisible Women) will present and introduce films in person at the festival.


Programme & booking: click here.

Bow Open 2021 (selected by gal-dem)

Until 19th December 2021

Open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am-4pm

Nunnery Gallery, London


‘Aboutface: regroup, reorganise, reimagine’ is the title for Bow Arts’ 2021 Bow Open Show. Featuring 24 artists selected by artist, curator and gal-dem founding member, Leyla Reynolds.


This showcase demonstrates the power of artists to regroup and reorganise  with humour, frankness and inspiring visual strength.


Info & booking: click here.

gal-dem Bow Open art exhibition


Hiring: Kickstarter Arts Admin Assistant Role

Applicants based in North Kent

Kickstarter Role

Apply now

Blueprint Arts is looking for an Arts Admin Assistant based in North Kent to join our team. Our ideal candidate will be an organised, resilient and dynamic person who is passionate about participatory arts.

The role involves helping to support and organise a range of creative projects, festivals and courses that we deliver throughout the year. You will be adept at working independently and taking initiative, as well as confidently contributing to the team.


Info & apply: click here.

BBC Production Unlocked

Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th November



Unlock your learning with an exciting three-day programme of virtual events run by the BBC. It will include discussions, masterclasses and webinars from writers, broadcasters, actors and other industry experts.


Each day has a different theme. Day one (9th) is drama, day two (10th) is comedy, and day three (11th) is comedy. Register via the BBC Academy for any or all of the three days.


Info & register: click here.

BREAK THE WALL mentorship programme

Based in London

For creatives aged 16-25

Apply now

Are you aged 16-25 and interested in a career in the creative industries? BREAK THE WALL, Creative Mentor Network’s longest-running mentorship programme, is back.


The programme will begin in January 2022, and runs for 16 weeks. Mentors range from Creative Directors through to Senior Strategists – so there’s a mentor match for everyone!


To learn more and apply: click here.

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Teaching for Creativity: webinar

Wed 3rd November 2021, 4.30pm–5.30pm


Free Tickets

Organised by A New Direction, this webinar will explore how to develop young people’s creativity in the classroom. This event is great for teachers, educators and cultural sector organisations interested in teaching for creativity.


Professor Bill Lucas and Dame Alison Peacock will introduce the five Creative Habits of Mind and how educators can embed these across the curriculum.


Info & booking: click here.

Unfiltered Coast COP26 Workshops

Folkestone: 6th Nov, 10am-12.30pm or 1.30-4pm
Ramsgate: 13th Nov, 10am-12.30pm or 1.30-4pm

For young people (14-20yrs)


Come to a free half-day outdoor workshop to creatively address climate change issues on the Kent coastline. Run by staff and students from the University of Kent, these workshops coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) international summit in Glasgow.


Participants will be led through various activities in photography, film and writing. The work will result in an exhibition attended by local councils and policy makers to discuss your work.


Info & registration: click here.

Supporting Your Mental Health for Artists

Thur 25th November 2021, 6pm–8pm


£10 per ticket

Join art psychotherapist Jacqui McKoy-Lewens in this warm and supportive creative session, which will explore practical approaches to supporting your mental health, emotional and creative needs.


Using group discussions and creative activities, this workshop will guide you to reflect on what you’ve learnt about yourself and your practice. In particular, it will focus on the challenges and opportunities and opportunities brought about by the pandemic.


Info & tickets: click here.

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