Creative Internships

Creative Internships – Crafting a Cultural Workforce

Following the success of the Creative Internships Programme in its first 5 years, A&B Cymru is delighted to announce that the scheme will run for a 6th year from October 2018. 

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

Applications are currently being invited from graduates and host arts organisations who wish to participate.   

In 2018-19 the Creative Internships Programme has 2 strands.

Strand 1

For 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 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 participating arts organisation, including mentoring from a senior fundraiser.
  • receive structured support from a specially selected business mentor.
  • have free of charge access to all A&B Cymru training courses in fundraising and business skills.

Strand 2

For arts organisations employing less than one full-time fundraiser. 

The interns involved in this strand have already completed a Strand 1 A&B Cymru internship as trainee fundraisers.  Each intern will:

  • undertake a 10-month, part-time (3 days per week), paid placement with a not-for-profit arts organisation. 
  • receive a pro-rata salary of £16,000 (£8,000).  A&B Cymru will provide up to 60% of this amount (£4,800).  Receiving organisations will be asked to contribute the remaining amount and pay the National Insurance, as well as any necessary pension contribution.
  • receive structured mentoring support from a professional fundraiser.
  • receive structured support from a specially selected business mentor.
  • have continued free of charge access to all A&B Cymru training courses in fundraising and business skills.

Timetable

Date

Activity

22 June 2018

Closing date for applications – graduates and arts organisations

9 & 10 July 2018

Interviews – shortlisted graduates

19 & 20 July 2018

Match meetings – graduates & potential arts organisations

September 2018

Training & Induction – new Interns

October 2018

Internships begin

 

If the arts organisation you represent is interested in receiving a Strand 1 intern, please click here to download the Register of Interest form and return to goody.allsobrook@aandbcymru.org.uk no later than Friday 22 June 2018.

If the arts organisation you represent is interested in receiving a Strand 2 intern, please click here to download the Register of Interest form and return to goody.allsobrook@aandbcymru.org.uk no later than Friday 22 June 2018.

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 Friday 22 June 2018.

To discuss the opportunity, please phone 029 2030 3023.

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

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