Another four fantastic media partners join the Creative Access family
The pool of talented young people found by Creative Access just keeps growing and growing! We have now placed over 670 interns in multiple sectors of the creative industries and October saw us welcome four new media partners into the Creative Access family. Addis Fine Art, King Bert Productions, Chichester Festival Theatre and The Almeida Theatre have all taken on a fabulous set of interns.
Addis Fine Art is a gallery specialising in contemporary African Art, with a particular focus on art from Ethiopia and its diaspora. Their original gallery was opened in the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopa and in September 2016, they opened a new project space in London. Ikenna Malbert, a History graduate from Goldsmiths University of London, joined the team as Gallery Assistant where he will learn how an independent international commercial gallery operates and will also be exposed to the exciting and growing area of contemporary African art.
Since its’ inception in 2014, King Bert have produced an exciting raft of projects including TV adaptations of David Walliams’ popular children’s books The Boy In The Dress and Billionaire Boy. They have also produced Miranda Hart’s BBC One sitcom Miranda and BBC One sketch series Walliams & Friend, and have several projects currently in production and development. We are thrilled they have not only appointed one of our alumni (Maria Kolandawell) as PA to the MD, but have also taken on two interns; Rajiv Karia as a Researcher and Tre Gordon as a development intern. They will will both gain hands on experience and training in TV comedy entertainment.
Opening in 1962 the Chichester Festival Theatre’s first artistic director was the legendary Laurence Olivier, who established a company of actors and other theatre practitioners at Chichester which provided the nucleus of his National Theatre Company. Their upcoming productions include; Much Ado About Nothing and the musical adaption of a H.G. Well’s autobiographical novel, Half A Sixpence. After seeking a Production Administrator Intern to learn how to assist the Associate Producers and support the Production department, they were joined by Euan Au, who graduated with a music degree at Durham University.
The Almeida Theatre is one of the leading producing theatres in the country and has an international reputation for the highest standards of writing, directing and producing. Led by Artistic Director Rupert Goold, the theatre attracts an average annual audience of 100,000. Their current productions include George Orwell’s 1984, They Drink It In The Congo, Upcoming productions include Oil, Mary Stuart and Hamlet. Bethany Kapila, a graduate from the University of Birmingham has joined the team as a Participation Facilitator. She will be assisting with Almeida’s Participation programme that gives young people opportunities to create theatre with some of the most exciting artists working in the industry today.
We’d like to thank all of our new media partners for their continuous support of the Creative Access programme and the kick start they have provided to our interns into the creative industries.