A unique, paid training opportunity for 18-26 year olds looking to take their next step into the world of producing great art and culture.

If you’re a young Londoner with the appetite for making things happen, we want to hear from you!

We are seeking passionate and excited individuals with the energy to make things happen. LIFT is looking for an enthusiastic group of young adults to help shape the 2022 festival programme, by working on programming and producing a performance or live event.

You don’t need experience in producing or working in live events to apply, but an excitement for culture and a desire to
develop your own sense of self is key.

Every two years, LIFT presents a festival full of daring and relevant culture, international perspectives and unforgettable theatre. Whether it’s a much-loved venue, iconic landmark or unsung corner of London, LIFT gathers Londoners around incredible art. We want our audiences to feel more London and more global every time they encounter LIFT. We’d love for you to join us…


Role: UpLIFTer

Commitment: A 18-week journey, 1-2 hours weekly. This will intensify during the festival event in June or July 2022.

Bursary: £1,000 for each UpLIFTer taking part in the course.

*New extended application deadline*: 5pm, Monday 31st January 2022

*New extended interview date*: Monday 7th February 2022

Details of how to apply – along with a role description and further information about LIFT – can be found in the application pack.




If you have any questions or need help, please email programme@liftfestival.com


LIFT is committed to be a truly inclusive organisation – from our Trustees and team members to our audience and participants. Currently 50% of our staff team are Black, 50% are LGBTQIA+ and 33% identify as disabled. 71% of the artists we paid in 2020 identified as Black, Asian or ethnically diverse.
We are actively engaged in inclusion, diversity, intersectionality, and anti-racism planning. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, attracting the diverse pool of talent and experience we want to see in our organisation, on our Board, in our work and across the cultural and creative sector.

We strive to treat all applications equally, regardless of class, age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexuality, or any other equality characteristic.