Creative Internships Programme begins its 2nd year
Crafting a Cultural Workforce
Following the hugely successful pilot project, A&B Cymru’s innovative Creative Internships Programme has begun its second year. Thanks to crucial funding support from Colwinston Charitable Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council of Wales Lottery, the scheme will continue to aid the sustainability of the arts through the development of a new generation of fundraisers.
For some time, Wales has suffered from a lack of professional arts fundraisers. This problem is increasingly serious in the current economic climate. A&B Cymru believes that the only way to address this is to attract new graduates into the field.
Four new first year interns have also been placed into arts organisations. Photography graduates Alexandra Roberts and Olivia Richardson and Arts Management graduates Louisa Turner and Ava Plowright will work with National Museum Wales, NoFit State Circus, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Wales Millennium Centre respectively.In October 2013, four arts graduates began 10 month paid internships with leading organisations in Cardiff. With all four emerging from the scheme determined to pursue a career in fundraising, two have already secured full time roles with Chapter and The Funding Centre. The remaining two have embarked on second phase internships with National Theatre Wales and Sinfonia Cymru. This gives the interns an opportunity to cement and develop their learning from year 1 and provides organisations with no full time fundraising capacity the chance to benefit from the experience of trainees who have undergone an intensive introduction to this crucial area.
The Creative Internships Programme is made possible thanks to the vital support of:
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