For those interested in helping people with learning disabilities to explore their artistic ability, Carousel are currently recruiting for their free volunteer training course.

The course is structured, running weekly from Mon 9 May to Mon 20 June and offers hands-on practical experience within a specific art form or discipline. There are opportunities to work in film or media, perhaps contributing to the Carousel YouTube channel or supporting workshops in schools. Those with musical talent can be trained to support Carousel’s rock and pop bands or get involved with running their popular club nights.

Carousel is an arts organisation that has been based in Brighton for over 30 years and helps disabled artists to achieve their creative ambitions. Their work has an international reputation and includes both a successful biennial film festival and a national conference network. Their popular volunteer training course has run for nearly 30 years now and gives its participants the skills to facilitate and deliver arts projects with learning disabled people.

If this sounds like the course for you, contact Gareth Evans at gareth.evans@carousel.org.uk or 01273 234734 for more information and an application pack. The deadline for applications to the course is 10am on Weds 20 April.