Meet the Interns 2017/18

Meet the Interns 2017/18

Eleanor Prescott & BAFTA Cymru & Sinfonia Cymru


Having spent the first year of her internship at Wales Millennium Centre, Eleanor has gained hands-on experience working with trusts & foundations, corporate partnerships and individual giving. She is now undertaking two part time placements as a Strand 2 Intern.

Working with BAFTA Cymru, Eleanor will be focussing on sponsorship and the BAFTA Academy Circle.  She will also be heavily involved in the organisation of the annual BAFTA Cymru Awards, 2017 and 2018.

Working with Sinfonia Cymru, Eleanor will be focussing on income generation via trust applications, managing relationships with existing and potential sponsors and reviewing the current Friends scheme. 

John Dawson & Hijinx Theatre

A 2017 Arts Management graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, John has a passion for the performing arts and is delighted to be joining Hijinx. His focus for the next 10 months will be researching and applying to trusts, building relationships with potential patrons and promoting the newly formed Hijinx Casting Agency to both businesses and arts organisations.

Sioned Young & Pontio

A recent graduate of Creative Studies from Bangor University, Sioned is excited to be matched with an organisation that is close to her heart. Sioned will be focussing on a large foundation bid, as well as creating sponsorship packages and looking at ways to encourage audience giving via Pontio’s data management system.

Maddie Towell & Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

As a Music graduate from Bangor University, Maddie understands how vital arts fundraising in Wales is.  She will be spending her time at the College focussing on individual giving, working to increase the Connect membership, as well as managing donor stewardships and planning fundraising events.

Lucy Purrington & Sherman Theatre

Graduating in Photographic Arts from the University of South Wales, Lucy is keen to use her experiences to not only contribute to the Welsh economy but to also ensure that opportunities continue to be available to both emerging artists and more established organisations. Whilst at the Sherman, Lucy will focus on individual giving, trusts and foundations applications and harnessing support from the local business community.