Call for applications to ‘Foot In The Door’

A PANDA led training scheme in partnership with 24:7 Theatre Festival & Proper Job Theatre

Are you?

▪ Aged 18 to 25 years old?

▪ Currently unemployed, studying, volunteering or not working Full time?

▪ Interested in working in the arts, cultural and creative industries e.g. theatre, dance, art, film and design?

▪ Want to undertake some on-the-job training in project management, theatre production, create a film or learn online marketing and promotional skills?

▪ Based in Manchester?

If you have answered yes to all of these, then you may be interested in applying to the ‘Foot-In-The-Door’ Scheme.

What is the ‘Foot-In-The-Door’ Scheme?

‘Foot-In-the-Door’ is a creative work placement programme led by PANDA in partnership with Proper Job Theatre and 24:7 Theatre Festival. The scheme is an exciting opportunity to develop key skills and qualities appropriate to working as a freelancer in arts marketing, event promotion, theatre production and project management. This programme combines two successfully running schemes including, the Media Consultant Scheme by PANDA and the ‘Foot-In-The-Door’ placement project run by 24:7.

How does it work?

The scheme offers up to 20 places on an initial two week training programme delivered in partnership with Proper Job Theatre from the 14th April – 26th April (not including bank holiday weekend). At the end of the two-week training all applicants will be invited to prepare a pitch for 1 of 15 placement opportunities. Successfully pitching applicants will take part in a creative work placement with either a theatre company performing at the 24:7 Theatre Festival, the 24:7 Festival Team, or an organization or artist within the PANDA membership.

How do I apply?

Please visit our website HERE for more information and to download the application form. Please return your application to by Monday 17th March at 10am. Interviews will be held on the 25th March. For more information please contact Jodean Sumner at or contact 0161 425 7754.

* For more information about PANDA and 24:7 Theatre festival, please check our websites at and

This programme is funded by Manchester Cultural Partnerships.