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From factory floor to comedy showcase

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, June 16, 2011 — Culture

Events Manager

Earlier this year, Oliver Sykes went being a temp to producing events for Manchester arts charity Contact thanks to the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. Here he tells us about organising tours, dealing with budgets and creating (and performing in) his own monthly showcase for young aspiring comics in the north west.

100 days of work and play

, June 9, 2011 — Culture

Arts graduate on the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme

What do you get when you combine Papier-mâché, TOP SECRET projects and copious amounts of caffeine? Iván González, an arts graduate on the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme, takes us inside the world of Hide&Seek, a game design studio dedicated to inventing new kinds of play.

Behind the scenes at Streetwise Opera

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, May 6, 2011 — Culture

DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme Graduate

What is it really like to work in an arts organisation? What do graduates on the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme work on during their year-long placements? Patience Ofosu-Asaa, one of the graduates on the scheme, takes us behind the scenes in a video blog about her role as projects assistant at Streetwise Opera –…

Macbeth, hip hop and meeting The Queen

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, April 18, 2011 — Culture

Education Associate Practitioner

Watching some of UK theatre’s top talent preparing for a major production of Macbeth, helping young people to fuse hip hop with Shakespeare and meeting The Queen – it’s all in a day’s work for Alix Manning since joining the Royal Shakespeare Company through the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries scheme. Here, Alix tells us more…

Life in the trees

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, April 12, 2011 — Culture

Arts Development Assistant for the Forestry Commission at Grizedale

If you think forests are only for hikers and picnic-loving bears, it’s time to think again. Bursary recipient Antony Mottershead explains how the Forestry Commission at Grizedale, in the heart of the world famous Lake District National Park, is using the forest as a very unique setting for innovative art projects to engage the public.

Facing the future

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, March 18, 2011 — Culture

Projects Coordinator at Brighton Photo Biennial

Leah Bartczak, who won a placement at Brighton Photo Biennial as a Projects Coordinator, ponders the difficulty of mapping out your future when you work in an industry like the arts but explains how thinking about the long-term helped her land a big promotion just a few months into her first arts job.

Creative Bursaries blog round-up

, March 10, 2011 — Culture

Arts graduates are working in a variety of organisations across the sector on placements funded by the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme and many have been tracking their progress on their employers’ blogs. Here is a round up of some of the best, offering a further insight into careers in the arts.