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Think creatively

Think creatively

Look Up participants experimenting at Nottingham Contemporary

Look Up participants experimenting at Nottingham Contemporary

Try something new

Try something new

Working together at Bilborough Library

Working together at Bilborough Library


Adult Learning

Look Up

Free creative course at Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham City Council Libraries. Be inspired to look for work in new ways. No previous experience in the arts is necessary, just a willingness to take part.

  • Explore your own ideas
  • Feel more self-confident
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Make new friends and connections
  • Work as a team
  • Feel inspired
  • Take a volunteering role
  • Discover new skills for employment


  • Welcoming and safe places to meet
  • Time to explore your creativity
  • Finding out more about what Libraries and Nottingham Contemporary have to offer
  • Free materials and refreshments

Take part if you:

  • Live within the Nottingham City Council boundary
  • Are out of work and looking for work
  • Aged 18 +
  • Available 2.5 hours a week for 9 weeks
  • Are not in full time education
  • Are legally eligible for work in the UK

We can help with:

  • Transport costs
  • Access costs
  • Childcare costs (with a registered childminder or nursery)

There will be an exhibition and celebration event at the end of phase 2 on 24th June 2015. Please book your free tickets by following the link at the bottom of this page.

Phase 3 of Look Up is every Wednesday 10am - 12.30pm for 9 weeks.  Deadline for Registration is Wednesday 30th September. Sessions will run on the following dates:

  • 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov
  • 2, 9 Dec

You can find out more about the experiences of Look Up participants via the Look Up Project blog. Please follow this link:

For more information and to register your interest in Look Up, please contact Katy at or text/call on 07947 309 858

Look Up is a partnership project between Nottingham City Council Libraries and Nottingham Contemporary; funded by Arts Council England.