DaDaFest Rookies aims to increase employability within the creative sector for young disabled people through training, mentoring and placements within arts organisations. We are delighted to have received a grant of more than £275,000 from Big Lottery Fund to be used for the project.

The funding from Big Lottery will allow us to support young people in Merseyside and surrounding areas to develop their skills as artists and producers and enable them to pursue careers in the creative sector. The project will be led by young people via our leadership groups and local schools will be able to input their thoughts via quarterly forum meetings. Over a three year period, we will offer mentoring to young people, which will involve taking part in sessions led by highly experienced professionals. We will also offer flexible placements for young producers within our own office as well as with partner organisations.

More details about how you can get involved below or contact Sam Wade  by email: or telephone: +44 (0) 151 703 2258.

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