Weʼve raised £40 to to paid internships for young BAME talent in the Arts in memory of our friend and former intern Khadija Saye who died at Grenfell Tower
- Funded on Friday, 12th October 2018
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Following the devastating news of the death of former intern Khadija Saye and her mother Mary Mendy in the fire at Grenfell Tower last year on June 14, we began raising money to establish internships to encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in the Arts.
Through Creative Access, Khadija secured a role as an intern from July 2015 to March 2016 at London-based Arts charity, PEER UK. She used her internship as a springboard for her burgeoning career, which was so tragically cut short.
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.
So far we have raised enough money to fund three part time-interns. One has already completed his internship and the second is currently in place. Over the course of each six-month internship, each 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.
Every intern will:
- Be paid at least the level of London Living Wage
- Be allocated a senior-level mentor
- Be given a former intern as a ‘buddy’
- Attend a full day induction training and monthly evening masterclasses with Creative Access
To support further interns, we need to raise £9,000 so please do give as generously as you can and help us honour the memory of our friend and colleague Khadija.
Creative Access - https://creativeaccess.org.uk/
Peer UK - http://www.peeruk.org/
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Creative Access is a social enterprise that provides opportunities for paid internships and full time permanent roles in the creative industries for talented young people from under-represented BAME backgrounds