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A year in the making: reflecting on 12 months of fascinating Creative Bursary placements

Kate Danielson

, December 16, 2011 — Culture

DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme Director

At the beginning of 2011, the Bursary Blog started following a group of arts graduates taking their first steps in the creative industries thanks to the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. They took us behind the scenes with blogs and vlogs showing us what their organisations do, what their jobs involved and what it meant…

How to make domino spirals out of 1,000 hardback books

Michelle Thomas

, December 12, 2011 — Culture

Placement at an Opera Company through the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme

From naked bike rides to an unusual version of dominos via the mysteries of gaffa tape, arts graduate Michelle Thomas fills us in on what she’s learnt from her placement at an opera company through the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme.

The producers

Hannah Clarke-Stamp

, November 23, 2011 — Culture

Twelve Month Placement at The Empty Space

What does a theatre producer actually do? After 12 months working for The Empty Space, which produces and supports theatre in the north of England, Hannah Clarke-Stamp has the answer. She reflects on her twelve-month placement at the company through the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme and what the future holds for her.

Options, options, options

Shakera Ahad

, November 3, 2011 — Culture

Worked as Project Assistant at Cornwall-based theatre company Kneehigh

After several months working as a Project Assistant at Cornwall-based theatre company Kneehigh, Shakera Ahad tells us how her employers have encouraged her to give her all and how a mentor on the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme helped her find her direction.

We’re all in this together

Gemma Connell

, October 25, 2011 — Culture

Trainee Producer (MIF Creative) at Manchester International Festival

At the beginning of the year, Gemma Connell, a Trainee Producer (MIF Creative) at Manchester International Festival, kicked off the Bursary Blog with an account of how she had become part of the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. Now at the end of her placement, she reflects on the lessons her first graduate job in…

Starting out somewhere new

, September 20, 2011 — Culture

In the latest update from the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme, Anna Bergström gets a taste of what her fellow graduates have experienced at a special event at the Manchester International Festival.

Six months in my dream job

Andrea Rowbotham

, September 5, 2011 — Culture

Works for DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme

Meeting famous artists, installing seven-tonne spheres and producing collaborations between opera companies and prisons – it’s been all in a day’s work for Andrea Rowbotham since joining the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. Here, she gives us the lowdown on her first six months on a placement with the Dartington Hall Trust.

Tales of the unexpected

Daniel Pitt

, July 25, 2011 — Culture

Graduate working for London-based organisation Crying Out Loud

In the latest of our behind-the-scenes accounts from those taking their first steps in the arts world, Daniel Pitt, a graduate working for London-based organisation Crying Out Loud, tells us about some things that only a year ago he never would have expected to be doing.