Creative Internships

Creative Internships 2019 - 20 – Crafting a Cultural Workforce











Following the success of the Creative Internships Programme in its first 6 years, A&B Cymru is delighted to announce that the scheme will run for a 7th year from October 2019. 

The innovative scheme, which places recent graduates into not-for-profit arts organisations as trainee fundraisers, will once again operate across Wales.

In 2019-20 the Creative Internships Programme has one strand and is open only to arts organisations employing at least one full-time experienced fundraiser.

Each intern will be a new graduate who will:

  • undertake a 10-month, full-time, paid placement as a trainee fundraiser with a not-for-profit arts organisation
  • receive a pro-rata salary of £15,000 (£12,500).  A&B Cymru will provide up to 80% of this amount (£10,000). Receiving organisations will be asked to contribute the remaining amount and pay the National Insurance, as well as any necessary pension contribution
  • receive structured support from the host arts organisation, including mentoring from a senior fundraiser 
  • receive structured support from a specially selected business mentor
  • receive on-going support from A&B Cymru
  • be invited to attend regular A&B Cymru training courses in fundraising and business skills, free of charge 
  • be invited to attend A&B Cymru networking events, free of charge
  • have access to direct events management experience by helping to deliver A&B Cymru events through the year

Applications for 2019-20 internships are now closed, however, if you're interested in applying in the future or would like more information on the scheme, please contact 

The Creative Internships Programme is made possible thanks to the vital support of: