Two creative arts bursary schemes on offer


Dartington has teamed up with South Devon College and the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme to offer two creative practitioners a new opportunity. One is in technical theatre, the other is to provide a will provide a paid work placement in arts management and production to a recent graduate

The charitable trust’s collaboration with South Devon College has created an Apprenticeship in Technical Theatre to address concerns in the arts and entertainment industry that a reduction in training opportunities will lead to a shortage of qualified technicians.

The apprenticeship can run from one to two years and offers a hands-on opportunity to learn firsthand the skills and techniques required to work in the industry.

South Devon College, which runs courses in Technical Theatre, will provide the ideal learning environment for learners via their state-of-the-art music and performing arts facilities, while Dartington will provide work experience on a range of arts productions, such as live mixing, projections, contemporary and classical music, theatre and dance.

Jeremy Holloway, technical theatre course leader at South Devon College, told ArtsCulture: “This apprenticeship is a very rare opportunity to work with a very prestigious organisation. Dartington has a worldwide reputation for creating cutting edge, innovative art. This will allow us to offer our learners a really outstanding learning experience, and I know they will be very excited at the prospect of putting all their skills to practice in a real working environment.”

The placement is subject to enrolment at the college, with interviews being held at Dartington. For more information contact South Devon College on 01803 540347.

The Dartington Hall Trust has also secured a bursary of £15,000 from the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. The award will provide a paid work placement in arts management and production to a recent graduate.

Applications for this placement are open to practitioners from a wide range of fields including performance, literature, music, visual arts and management. The programme is open to graduates with demonstrable financial need, who could not otherwise afford to undertake an unpaid work placement.

As part of the arrangement, the successful applicant will be given access to intensive on-the-job training in project management, a professional mentor and national networking opportunities.

The DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme’s principal aims are to help talented individuals forge themselves a career in the arts industry. The scheme is managed by the Jerwood Foundation and Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and is funded by the Department for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport in partnership with Arts Council England.

For more information contact the Arts at Dartington on 01803 847079.