Creative Internships Programme 2015/16
Crafting a Cultural Workforce
A&B Cymru’s innovative Creative Internships Programme is now in its third year. Thanks to crucial funding support from Colwinston Charitable Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council of Wales Lottery, the scheme continues 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. To date, eight interns have completed placements with leading arts organisations with seven already employed as full time professional fundraisers.
Five new interns were placed into arts organisations in October 2015 to begin 10 months intensive training in preparation for a career in fundraising. Photography graduate Clio Ryan will work with Artes Mundi while Corrine Cox, who has recently completed an Arts Management MA will train at National Museum Wales. Sophie Potter, a French and Japanese graduate, has been placed with the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Rebecca Hobbs, who has an MA in English Literature from Cardiff University, will work with Wales Millennium Centre. Music graduate of Bangor University, Hephzibah Leafe is the programme’s first North Wales based intern, having been matched with Venue Cymru in Llandudno.
For further information about the Creative Internships, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 029 2030 3023.
The Creative Internships Programme is made possible thanks to the vital support of:
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