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Holly's apprenticeship with Black Box helped her to gain entry into the sector. She now works for the company full-time.

From award winner to awards judge

Sarah Jones , 7 October 2019

Holly Foskett won the Northern Ireland Apprentice of the Year Award in 2017 when she was an apprentice with the Black Box, one of the principal arts and entertainment venues in Belfast. We caught up with her to discuss her experience of working in the creative industries and her new role as a judge.

“It's been a pleasure to work at Creative & Cultural Skills and see our work make a huge difference.

Creative & Cultural Skills says goodbye to Jennie Godsalve

Jennie Godsalve , 23 July 2019

Jennie Godsalve is leaving after 11 years


Students have the chance to observe back stage and witness the change over between acts.

Backstage pass to major music festivals

Sarah Laverty , 8 July 2019

A behind-the-scene look for students


Attendees had the chance to try out the technologies and consider how they could be used in their colleges

The potential of immersive in the arts and cultural sector

Melanie Shee , 17 April 2019

New skills will be needed for the future

The programmes aims to help young people to build confidence, self-belief, teamwork, resilience and communication skills.

Colleges invited to sign up to this year’s Make Art Not War project

Sarah Laverty , 9 October 2019

Last year Creative & Cultural Skills worked with major cultural programme 14-18 NOW to deliver Make Art Not War, in which students in National Skills Academy FE Leadership Colleges were asked to respond to the provocation ‘What does peace mean to you?’ In the second stage of the programme all colleges UK-wide are welcome to take part.

Students at Blackburn College will be asked to take inspiration from Neil Barlett's work on Remembrance. Photo Credit: @24HoursofPeace

Artist Neil Bartlett visits NSA leadership college Blackburn College

Sarah Laverty , 25 September 2019

Part of this year's Make Art Not War project


Sandwell College joins National Skills Academy as leadership college

Sarah Laverty , 25 September 2019

First college in the midlands to join the group