18 April 2018back

Creative Internships Blog Week 26

Eleanor Prescott, BAFTA Cymru & Sinfonia Cymru

As I move into the second half of my internship, I am reflecting on how jam-packed the first half of my placement has been whilst making sure the second half is even more so! So far I have taken part in training courses for GDPR (6 weeks away people!) and sponsorship, both of which have been really informative and relevant to the work I’m undertaking with Sinfonia Cymru and BAFTA Cymru.

Of course, I’m not alone as every other organisation, including fundraisers, will be looking closely at their data processes to make sure everything is compliant before 25 May. But organisations in Wales will also be looking closely at 25 May for another reason as it’s the A&B Cymru Awards! Having worked the event last year during my internship with Wales Millennium Centre, I’m looking forward again to helping bring a fabulous evening of celebrating arts partnerships with businesses across Wales, especially sharing that experience with the rest of this year’s cohort of interns. I also have GURU Live - a one-day festival for career starters in the film, games and television industries - coming up next month with BAFTA Cymru shortly after the Awards, so the next month is going to bring lots of fresh events experience. This comes alongside another successful Curate evening with Sinfonia Cymru that happened a few weeks ago, which was also my first chance to see Friends and Patrons literature that I had written the copy for be circulated amongst audiences.

Feeling a lot more comfortable and prepared for the start of GDPR being enforced, I’m also feeling more comfortable with sponsorship approaches in the wake of training with A&B Cymru, which has helped me to produce a proposal in the last month and will also be necessary again when the sponsorship drive for the 2018 BAFTA Cymru Awards begins. 

Lastly, trusts and foundations have been a huge focus in the past 5 weeks – I have prepared several proposals for BAFTA Cymru, submitted a couple and am about to submit one more – and have worked hard on a trust strategy and research for Sinfonia Cymru. Over the next few weeks this will continue to be a big focus at Sinfonia as I put plans into action.

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