23 October 2017back

Creative Internships Blog Week 4

Maddie Towell, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Meet the team, explore the college, find my desk, go! It’s been nearly 3 weeks now and it’s been a whirlwind.   As soon as I got to grips with the basics it’s been go, go, go! Initially I did some research on the college before I learned all about our friends scheme Connect.  So far I’ve taken minutes for a meeting, learned about the different levels of membership, renewed all the October memberships (pretty much all of them) both in tessitura (online database) and in spreadsheets.  I’ve then mailed them all a thank you letter, membership card and newsletter.  I’ve also cross checked everyone’s addresses and now feel like I’m becoming a tessitura wiz, especially when I learned how to do program reports and money entry!

I’ve recently been looking up legacy ideas as we’re developing the current legacies system further.  I’ve looked up trusts and foundations that might sponsor our new writing and drama festival, NEW. I’ve even started writing my first funding application!

We held fundraising events around Maestro Gergiev and the Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble concert and workshop when they came to the college.  We had a few members of Connect in for the workshop and held a drinks reception around the concert.  This was also a great opportunity to welcome our new Acting Principle.

Lastly, yesterday was the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Charity Lunch held by the Tenovus at The Cornerstone which my business mentor Karen Welch kindly invited me to.  It was fantastic that I got to attend!

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