Creative Internships

Creative Internships Programme 2021-22 Announced  

Funded by  Moondance Foundation

A&B Cymru is delighted to announce that its highly successful Creative Internships Programme will run for a 9th year from Autumn 2021. 

The innovative scheme, which places recent graduates into arts organisations as trainee fundraisers, will once again operate across Wales.  To date, 24 graduates who have completed placements are now professional fundraisers and a further 5 interns are currently being trained. 

In light of diminishing public sector funding and the effects of the global pandemic, arts organisations face considerable pressure to diversify their income.  Wales has always suffered from a lack of skilled professionals in this area and A&B Cymru believes that the only way to address the problem in the long term is to attract new graduates into a career in fundraising.

In 2021-22, the Creative Internships Programme will consist of two strands:

Strand 1:       

Recent graduates of A&B Cymru’s partner universities* are placed on full or part-time, 10-month internships with arts organisations who have established fundraising departments.

Strand 2:       

Interns who have successfully completed Strand 1 placements but haven’t secured fundraising roles are placed in arts organisations which have no full-time dedicated development department.  Strand 2 internships are part-time, with interns spending up to 21 hours per week with their host organisation.

Apply to be a Creative Intern

Applications are currently being invited from recent graduates of our partner universities* who wish to participate in the 2021/22 scheme. 

Each intern will:

  • undertake a 10-month, full/part-time, paid placement as a trainee fundraiser with a not-for-profit arts organisation.
  • receive a pro-rata Real Living Wage salary of £18,525.
  • receive mentoring from both a senior fundraiser and a business leader.
  • have free of charge access to A&B Cymru training courses.
  • be invited to A&B Cymru’s networking events, free of charge.
  • receive direct events management experience by helping to deliver A&B Cymru events.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in two rounds via Zoom / MS Teams.  If you are a recent graduate from one of A&B Cymru’s partner universities* and are interested in applying for an internship, click here to download an application pack.  Please return to contactus@aandbcymru.org.uk no later than 5.00pm, 7 July 2021

Applications are welcomed in Welsh and from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.

Apply to be a Host Arts Organisation

In 2021-22 the Creative Internships Programme has two strands:

Strand 1
If your organisation employs at least one full-time experienced fundraiser, you are eligible to apply for Strand 1. 

Each intern will:

  • undertake a 10-month, full/part-time, paid placement as a trainee fundraiser with a not-for-profit arts organisation.
  • receive a pro-rata Real Living Wage salary of £18,525. A&B Cymru will provide up to 80% of this. Host organisations are expected to contribute the remaining amount and pay the National Insurance and any necessary pension contribution. 
  • receive mentoring from both a senior fundraiser and a business leader.
  • have free of charge access to A&B Cymru training courses.
  • be invited to A&B Cymru’s networking events, free of charge.
  • receive direct events management experience by helping to deliver A&B Cymru events.

To apply to be a Strand 1 host organisation, click here

Strand 2
If your organisation employs less than one full-time fundraiser, you are eligible to apply for Strand 2.  
Each intern will:

  • undertake a 10 month, part-time (21 hours per week), paid placement with a not-for-profit arts organisation. 
  • receive a pro-rata Real Living Wage salary of £18,525. A&B Cymru will provide up to 80% of this. Host organisations are expected to contribute the remaining amount and pay the National Insurance and any necessary pension contribution. 
  • receive mentoring from both a senior fundraiser and a business leader.
  • have free of charge access to A&B Cymru training courses.
  • be invited to A&B Cymru’s networking events, free of charge.
  • receive direct events management experience by helping to deliver A&B Cymru events.

To apply to be a Strand 2 host organisation, click here

Applications are welcomed in Welsh. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact contactus@aandbcymru.org.uk or phone 029 2030 3023.

Please return applications to contactus@aandbcymru.org.uk no later than 5.00pm, 7 July 2021

Timetable

Date

Activity

7 July 2021

Closing date for Intern applications

7 July 2021

Closing date for Host Arts Organisation applications

w/c 12 July 2021

Interviews – shortlisted candidates

w/c 26 July 2021

Match meetings – shortlisted candidates & potential arts organisations

Late October 2021

Early November 2021  

Training & Induction – new interns

 Placements begin

*Partner universities: Bangor University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, University of South Wales, University of Wales Trinity Saint David