The Inverse Apprentice

You’re hired! The Inverse Apprentice in Aberfeldy Street

We are thrilled to announce that our project The Inverse Apprentice has been awarded a Small Grant Scheme from the new Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, delivered by Foundation for Future London.

The Inverse Apprentice is a creative entrepreneurship programme provoked by the TV show ‘The Apprentice’. Our format, in contrast to the TV programme, is led entirely by the participants – Tower Hamlets residents. The programme delivered in partnership with the local talent, business owners and entrepreneurs uses personal creativity, cooperation and diversity of thought as a framework to develop participants’ self worth and employability skills. The apprenticeship aims to raise aspirations of the participants by helping them to gain agency and practical tools to become local instigators of change responding to their community’s needs.

The Inverse Apprentice is a collaboration between The People Speak art collective, Spotlight youth hub and a posse of creative businesses in Aberfeldy Street, Poplar.

Find out more about the fund and other awardees here.

Get involved

If you are interested in joining the project as a participant, aged 18 or over and based in Tower Hamlets – we would love to hear from you.

If you are an artist, creative or entrepreneur linked with Tower Hamlets or wider east London, who wants to help us shape the project and respond to participants needs – let’s have a chat.

Drop us a line to find out more


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