Thanks for your interest in LIFT's Placement Programme.
Applications are now open for our LIFT 2020 Festival placements, a 12 or 16 week engagement running from March until July 2020 that covers the lead-in and duration of our biennial festival - four weeks of exceptional, international adventures that will take place across the city.
Based at LIFT HQ in East London, successful applicants will work closely with staff members, venues, companies and other external organisations over the course of the placement on a three-day week basis.
This placement is open to everybody who can commit to the time commitments from March until July.
This work experience placement scheme can support higher education learning that requires contextual experience and is open to higher education students. LIFT is not able to offer payment however we will cover daily travel expenses (max £7 per day Oyster, within London) for the days you are at your placement duties.
"When I was looking to take the next step in my career, those that I admired talked so highly of LIFT’s placement scheme that I absolutely jumped at the opportunity to be involved."
If you are keen to explore a career in the arts or know you want to do a specific role within the industry, this is the right placement for you! LIFT placements have gone on to work at companies, venues and institutions such as: Dance Umbrella, Tate, Royal Court, The Yard, Battersea Arts Centre, Artsadmin, Jerwood Foundation, CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd as well as some going on to become highly successful freelancers
We Want You!
LIFT seeks to actively encourage applications from those with less visibility in the arts. We specifically welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQI+, those with low income backgrounds and those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and international identities.
We’d appreciate it if you would complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application. Your answers on this form will not be considered when allocating roles at LIFT.
‘a festival that lives up to its name… Its adventurousness is theatrical yeast…’ The Guardian, June 2018
We stand for radical empowerment and inclusion; we strive to be a diverse and progressive organisation. Every two years, we present a festival which connects London audiences with leading international artists, brave ideas and unforgettable cultural experiences.
We bring audiences to the city’s most iconic venues, landmarks and unusual corners, celebrating the character of London and gathering Londoners around incredible art. The theatre we present is compelling, meaningful, provocative, excellent, topical, singular.
We engage and create communities around international theatre artists and live art practitioners. Right now, that manifests as LIFT Tottenham, a five-year collaboration between LIFT, international artists and Tottenham locals creating festival works, artistic experiences, offering opportunities for learning and skill development and connecting Tottenham’s cultural offer to the rest of the city and beyond. In the future this vision will be delivered in new ways.