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Help raise money for the Khadija Saye internship

Following the devastating news of the death of former intern Khadija Saye and her mother Mary Mendy in the fire at Grenfell Tower on June 14, we are raising money to establish internships to encourage other young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in the Arts.

Khadija believed in the power of local community and was passionate about her own heritage. It is our hope that these internships will help transform lives and inspire other young BAME students who will become part of Khadija’s legacy.

Khadija was a much-loved member of the Creative Access family. Through Creative Access, she secured a role as an intern from July 2015 to March 2016 at London-based Arts charity, PEER UK. She continued to work at the gallery once her internship had finished and used her experiences there as a springboard for her burgeoning career, which was so tragically cut short.

What we are raising money for…
Over the course of each six-month internship, the trainee will learn how to support PEER’s small team on a series of gallery exhibitions, art commissions and associated public events. They will learn about and assist with planning and organising events, communications and social media for the gallery’s programme.

The intention is that each internship will last a minimum of six months and support a young BAME candidate with a passion for visual arts. Every intern will:
– Be paid at least the London Living Wage
– Be allocated a senior-level mentor
– Be given a former intern as a ‘buddy’
– Attend a full day induction training
– Take part in monthly evening masterclasses

UPDATE – January 2018: Our Just Giving page has now closed, but you can still donate money via the Creative Access office.

Thank you for your generosity.