Meet the Interns 2014/2015
Elizabeth Day is an Applied Drama graduate of University of South Wales. Before embarking on her degree, Elizabeth worked as an actor. Originally placed at Welsh National Opera, Elizabeth moved to Sinfonia Cymru in April this year. She will continue this placement for the next six months on a part time basis, focussing particularly on the company’s friends’ scheme, making trust applications and researching other potential funding streams. Elizabeth is also the co-founder of a new theatre company, The Other Room, where she is solely responsible for fundraising.
Lauren Webb is a Fine Art graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University. Having held various customer service roles, Lauren worked as a Volunteer Coordinator before taking up her internship with Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2013. Lauren has been placed for a second phase internship with National Theatre Wales. Working alongside the Managing Director, Lauren will explore the possibility of establishing an individual membership scheme, as well as securing corporate sponsorship. Lauren joins NTW at a time when the strategy for the future is being written and it is hoped that she can input into this.
Ava Plowright is an Arts Management graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Having worked part time during her study, Ava has been placed at Wales Millennium Centre where she will work with the Individual Giving Manager on several exciting projects for the Centre’s 10th anniversary. She will also work with business partners and assist with the planning of a range of celebratory events.
Olivia Richardson is a photography graduate of the University of South Wales. Having held various voluntary and part time roles whilst studying, Olivia has taken up her internship with Nofit State Circus. Working alongside the Development Manager, Olivia will be focussing on developing new business partnerships, as well as exploring new trusts and foundations to support core work.
Alexandra Roberts is a photography graduate of the University of South Wales. Having worked for a local leisure company, Alexandra has been placed with National Museum Wales. She will work alongside the development team to secure funding via trusts and foundations, individual giving and corporate partnership for a large scale renovation of St Fagan’s Living Museum. Alexandra will also be researching funding opportunities from public facing sources for smaller exhibitions at National Museum Wales.
Louisa Turner is an Arts Management graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Having worked as a box office usher and as a music tutor during her study, Louisa is returning to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama for her placement. She will work with the Development Manager to develop the individual giving scheme, encouraging alumni giving and increasing the subscription to the college’s Connect Programme. Louisa will also be encouraged to network with business sponsors to explore this area of fund raising.