The App School Creative Innovation Lab
A Boot Camp for young creative people
We’re on the look-out for young people with ‘the App Factor’ — bright ideas and an ambition to work in Manchester’s Creative Industries.
Coached by leading creative professionals, you will learn essential creative business skills and how to turn your ideas into reality — you’ll also get to work with some of Manchester’s top creative businesses!
And the great news is that you don’t need any technical know-how — all you need are some creative ideas and a bit of drive and ambition.
- Looking to get into the creative industries?
– Full of ideas and ambition?
– Based in the Manchester ‘city council’ area?
– Aged between 18 & 24?
If so, The App School is for you!
We’ll be taking 10 lucky individuals on a journey to develop their ideas for a mobile phone ‘app’ – by working with some of the best trainers and creative companies in Manchester.
If you’re chosen, you’ll get the chance to work on your ideas through a series of three ‘ideas’ workshops, beginning at the end of February. You’ll also attend four boot camp sessions that will give you essential creative business know-how about managing projects and money, team working, and presenting your work.
At the end of The App School, you will be able to pitch your worked-up plans for your App to 7a panel of creative companies — and if they like what they see, they’ll build the app for you and get it on the iTunes Store!!! Whether your app is selected or not, you’ll have learnt a massive amount and have fantastic industry contacts — improving your chances of getting a job in the creative industries in Manchester. In addition, we’ll be creating an online documentary about the scheme, which will go out on www.CREATIVETimes.co.uk
If you are interested in being part of the scheme, you need to first think about the App you would like to work on. You need to consider what it will do, who it will be for, and why people will want to use it.
Places are really limited, visit the apply page to ‘register’ your idea for an app and for your chance to get a place at the App School!