Become an Associate

LIPA 4-19 is delighted to offer opportunities to motivated, dedicated individuals looking to set up and run a part-time performing arts academy in a location of their choice.

Becoming an Associate offers a tremendous opportunity for you to:

  • Enhance the lives and talents of young people through encouraging their creativity
  • Have fun running your own business 
  • Join a respected and admired performing arts institution

The Licence allows you to use the LIPA 4-19, curriculum and teaching methods to make the most of your business.
LIPA 4-19 is the only children's performing arts opportunity in the UK linked to an established performing arts institution – the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney.

If you share our passion, energy and motivation for the performing arts, then a LIPA 4-19 Licence may well be for you.
We are particularly interested in your application as a potential Licensees if you have:

  • some professional or amateur performance experience of your own
  • experience of working with children and young adults, along with an understanding of what motivates and excites them
  • a caring personality, and be able to deal with any problems promptly and with a cool head
  • the drive to realise your professional ambitions
  • well-developed people skills, a good head for business and a grasp of marketing and management (although full support is provided)

A LIPA 4-19 Licence will give you the opportunity to apply your own creativity to managing your own flourishing business in a hands-on environment.

If you're a self-starter with bags of enthusiasm and a keen business sense, we can help you make a success of your LIPA 4-19 Licence - wherever you choose to set up your venture.