Creative Internships

Creative Internships Programme 2020/21 

 

A&B Cymru is delighted to announce that its highly successful Creative Internships Programme will run for an 8th year from Autumn 2020.

The innovative scheme, which places recent graduates into arts organisations as trainee fundraisers, will once again operate across Wales. To date, 20 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 which have hit the cultural sector hard, arts organisations face considerable pressure to diversify their income. Wales has always suffered from a lack of experienced 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 2020/21, the Creative Internships Programme will consist of two strands:

Strand 1: Recent graduates of A&B Cymru’s partner universities* are placed on full-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 21 hours per week with their host organisation.

Apply to be a Creative Intern

Applications are currently being invited from recent graduates who wish to participate in the 2020/21 scheme.

Each intern 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 £16,000 (£13,300).
  • receive mentoring from both a senior fundraiser and a business leader chosen to meet the intern’s professional development needs.
  • have free of charge access to A&B Cymru training courses in fundraising / business skills, providing tangible development as well as key networking opportunities with established arts professionals.
  • 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 / Skype.

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 goody.allsobrook@aandbcymru.org.uk no later than Wednesday 1 July 2020.

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 2020-21 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-time, paid placement as a trainee fundraiser with a not-for-profit arts organisation on a specific measurable project.
  • receive a pro-rata salary of £16,000 (£13,300). 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 chosen to meet the intern’s professional development needs.
  • have free of charge access to A&B Cymru training courses in fundraising / business skills, providing tangible development as well as key networking opportunities with established arts professionals.
  • 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 salary of £17,000 (£8,500). 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 chosen to meet the intern’s professional needs.
  • have free of charge access to A&B Cymru training courses in fundraising / business skills, providing tangible development as well as key networking opportunities with established arts professionals.
  • 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 Goody Allsobrook on 029 2030 3023 or e-mail goody.allsobrook@aandbcymru.org.uk

Please return to goody.allsobrook@aandbcymru.org.uk no later than Friday 3 July 2020.

Timetable

Date

Activity

1 July 2020

Closing date for Intern applications

3 July 2020

Closing date for Host Arts Organisation applications

w/c 13 July 2020

Interviews – shortlisted candidates

w/c 20 & 27 July 2020

Match meetings – shortlisted candidates & potential arts organisations

September / October 2020

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

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