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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
In this video, Ryan Murray, Interaction Associate at Artangel, takes us behind the scenes of a special event he organised for his fellow graduates on the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries scheme.
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.
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.
Back in January, Grace Denton, iShed Coordinator at Watershed, blogged about how she became part of the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. Now two-thirds of the way through her placement, she tells us what she’s experienced and learnt so far and how it is preparing her for the future.
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.