9 June 2017back

Creative Internships Blog Week 35

Eleanor Prescott, Wales Millennium Centre

We are in the final two months of the internship now, but there are still lots of exciting events and work going ahead to look forward to. At the end of this month, the 24th annual Arts & Business Cymru Awards are taking place at Wales Millennium Centre, and I’ll be working this event as well as rooting for the Centre to win the Arts & Small Business Award with NomNom Chocolate.

I am also looking forward this week to attending the First Wednesday Club business networking event and talk on cyber security with my business mentor Robert, and practicing networking and recruitment skills with Robert and also during another training session with Arts & Business Cymru. The session will cover useful techniques for interviews, including roleplaying interview situations, and a focused CV and job application workshop.

My focus at the Centre over the last month has been on working towards and securing corporate sponsorships. I am pleased to say I have secured corporate support for our Radio Platfform project, and am waiting to hear back about a corporate proposal I put together in alignment with our Festival of Voice programme for 2018. I have also secured another couple of trust grants towards core funding for the Centre, so it has been a fairly successful month all in all.

Before taking a week’s holiday last week to go to the Hay Festival, I also greatly enjoyed the afternoon at The Gate where Clio and Sarah hosted the Development Forum, finding the discussions on working together with other charities and another on data protection to be very interesting (and the fundraising bingo and ice lollies a welcome addition!).  

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