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£10,925raised of £10,000 target by 218 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,925 to establish paid internships for young BAME talent in the Arts in memory of our friend and former intern Khadija Saye

    Funded on Monday, 18th September 2017

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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 on June 14, we are 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.

    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.

    The intention is that each internship will last a minimum of six months and support a young BAME candidate with a genuine passion for visual arts. 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 each intern, 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.

    Thank you.

    Creative Access - https://creativeaccess.org.uk/
    Peer UK - http://www.peeruk.org/



    • Creative Access7 months ago
      Creative Access

      Creative Access

      7 months ago

      Our first Khadija Saye memorial intern has just begun their internship at PEER. Ingrid Swenson said: “PEER is very pleased to welcome Bod Jaman as our new Creative Access Gallery Trainee.Thank you to all those who have enabled us to honour Khadija’s wonderful spirit and talent.” Bod, of Bangladeshi origin, said: “I hope to follow the example that Khadija set during her time here by engaging with the local community and PEER’s amazing public programme of exhibitions and talks. Thank you to all those who made this opportunity possible.”

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    • Creative Access10 months ago
      Creative Access

      Creative Access

      10 months ago

      We are proud to let you know that recruitment for the first Khadija Saye Memorial Internship has now started. This six month, part-time opportunity will commence in October this year and applications are now open. Thank you again for making this a reality and please do help us spread the word: https://creativeaccess.org.uk/opportunity/gallery-trainee/

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    • Creative Access1 year ago
      Creative Access

      Creative Access

      1 year ago

      Thank you for your generosity. We have been so touched by the kindness of you all. We are thrilled to have exceeded our target, thanks to some extra off line donations. We are now able to offer at least three 6 month, 3-day a week internships in memory of Khadija. These will be match funded by PEER. We hope that the first intern will be in place by this October. All further funds raised will go towards supporting more interns; a new one recruited and trained every six months. We will keep you posted on new developments and thank you again.

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 18, 2017

    • Emma Rees

      Emma Rees

      Sep 18, 2017


    • JW-B


      Sep 18, 2017

      Keep creating, developing and inspiring ❤️

    • Victoria Burgher

      Victoria Burgher

      Sep 18, 2017


    • Avi


      Sep 17, 2017

      What a lovely and thoughtful way to honour her memory. My thoughts are with all her family and friends. Rip.


    • Anonymous


      Sep 17, 2017


    • Sue Hollick

      Sue Hollick

      Sep 6, 2017


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    Creative Access is a not for profit social enterprise founded to provide young Black, Asian and other non-white ethnic minority (BAME) people, paid training opportunities in creative organisations and support them into full time employment.

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