Find out more about the STEP employers below:
Worldwide FM is an award-winning platform for underground music, culture and stories from around the globe, founded by Gilles Peterson in September 2016. The station is based in East London, with branches in Berlin, Kyoto, Los Angeles, Paris, Rio, Tokyo and beyond.
London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion UAL is a vibrant world leader in fashion design, media and business education and has been nurturing creative talent for over a century. Using the subject of fashion, together with its industrial importance, London College of Fashion shapes lives and drive economic and social transformation. The Digital Content team works on LCF’s events production and marketing, creating audio and visual content across the organisation.
Located directly behind Oxford Circus, Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion is an exciting contemporary exhibition space in Central London, presenting a critically rigorous and popular programme of changing exhibitions engaging with fashion and design in its widest sense.
It was launched to a public audience in 2010 to host presentations of work by leading practitioners in the field, themed group shows, performances and installations. The ethos behind the exhibitions will be one of excellence and innovation, supporting both established artists and cutting-edge and emerging talent. The space also provides London College of Fashion students and graduates with an inspiring and thought-provoking platform in which to discover their contemporaries.
The exhibition programme is free of charge and is supported by a programme of events, artist talks, lectures and performances.
3 Mills Studios
3 Mills Studios is London’s Island of Creativity, hosting Film, TV and Theatre productions for over 30 years. With 9 filming stages (amounting to over 75,000 sq. ft. of filming space) and 11 rehearsal spaces, 3 Mills have the facilities to fit the bill and help our clients create outstanding results.
Over the past 12 months, the studios have hosted 10 fantastic UK and international dramas, including Danny Boyle’s “Trust” for FX, BBC’s “Press” and Lionsgate’s new drama “The Rook” for Starz. Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” drew global acclaim after 2 and a half years of labour and love at 3 Mills, with many of the crew having previously worked here on animations such as “Fantastic Mr Fox”, “Frankenweenie” and “Corpse Bride”, in turn establishing a local community of stop-motion creatives in East London.
3 Mills Studios continue to have rehearsals for world-famous theatre and opera companies, and welcome some of music’s biggest stars to our stages for tour rehearsals. And of course, have been the home to the UK’s favourite, MasterChef, for the past four years.
Bow Arts’ mission is to support community renewal across London by delivering arts and creative services through a financially sustainable social enterprise model. The organisation manages Nunnery Gallery, a contemporary art gallery housed at the heart of our Bow Road site and an award-winning, schools education programme. The education programme, now working with over 100 schools, offers employment and training opportunities for professional artists in these schools. The artists help young people access education, improve their attainment and learn valuable creative skills.
Bow Arts also manages 12 different Studio sites across London and are developing more. Bow Arts also operate a Low Cost Accommodation scheme throughout Bow, this provides housing for practising artists who have an interest in community work. Their workspace schemes support over 500 artists with affordable safe spaces to work and grow. We also support artists through our sponsorship of the London’s Artist Quarter and Artist Studio Finder websites.
Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation, dedicated to presenting, producing and touring dance made today in all its forms. Sadler’s Wells commissions, presents and produces more dance than any other theatre in the world – from tango to hip hop, ballet to flamenco, Bollywood to cutting-edge contemporary dance. With an innovative, year round programme of performances and learning activities, this is the place where artists come together to create dance, and where we welcome everyone to experience dance and be inspired.
Plans are underway for the development of a fourth venue in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Sadler’s Wells’ new space will house a 550-seat mid-scale theatre, as well as facilities for a choreographic centre and a hip hop academy, all planned to open at the end of 2022.
The Film Office
The Film Office operate on behalf of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the London Borough of Newham to manage all film and photography enquiries to enable film liaison and management for east London boroughs. With over 24 years experience,the Film office have built a reputation for enabling all types of enquiry from the big to the small. In that time they have forged trustworthy relationships and successfully grown clients’ film, photography, event and PR branded activity, meaning they now manage approximately 2,000 productions each and every year.
The V&A is the world’s greatest museum of art, design and performance, with more than 2 million objects representing more than 5,000 years of creativity. Founded in the wake of the 1851 Great Exhibition, the V&A is dedicated to educating and inspiring people through collections drawn from the entire spectrum of the fine, applied, industrial and performing arts.
The V&A is entering a new era with the creation of V&A East, an ambitious new institution located across two public sites in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: a dynamic new museum at Stratford Waterfront, and a major, future-facing centre for collections, research and learning at Here East. The project will be part of a collaboration between world-leading institutions including London College of Fashion, University College London, Sadler’s Wells and the Smithsonian Institution, all moving to the Olympic Park as part of a new Culture and Education District (CED) due to open in 2022 / 2023. The V&A East project will radically expand the museum’s reach and impact providing unprecedented access to the museum’s unrivalled collections of art, design and performance.
UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. Our STEP intern will work in both UCL East and UCL Culture
In the largest single expansion since UCL was founded nearly 200 years ago, UCL East will join our Bloomsbury campus in discovering, co-creating and sharing new knowledge for the benefit of all. Valuing collaboration, partnership, and dialogue we are committed to working with east London organisations, networks, and individuals to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and skills, and to co-create programmes which are mutually beneficial.
UCL Culture manages museums, theatres, collections and facilitates engagement. We bring diverse performers and audiences into the heart of UCL to energise the student experience and fuel UCL’s creative culture with cutting edge cultural experiences.