Creative people


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Marissa Anthony, business admin apprentice

With her college graduation approaching, Marissa saw the perfect opportunity to start applying for apprenticeships. She explains how she landed a role through the Creative Employment Programme and how being an apprentice has helped her become more passionate about the future.


Elspeth Murray, Poet and Wordsmith

Poem: This Is Bad Enough

Elspeth Murray recites her poem that was included at the International Initiative in Mental Health Leadership Conference in Edinburgh, where she conducted poetry workshops.


Jason was commissioned by Parliament to create works for the exhibition 'The Beginnings of that Freedome’

Jason Wilsher-Mills, digital artist

Digital artist and painter Jason Wilsher-Mills creates works of art using an iPad, as well as more traditional methods. He talks about his journey, from drawing superheroes as a child to teaching and undergoing residencies – and how art liberated him when he became disabled.


Stephen was able to learn about packaging design on the job, rather than through courses.

Stephen Shortland, MD

After many years of working in the packaging design industry, Stephen set up New Vision Packaging. His work involves liaising between designers and clients, and overseeing the business and its development.


Karen Collier, fashion recruitment consultant

Karen started out working in a clothing factory, training to be a sample machinist. She then worked her way up within the fashion industry until she was running her own recruitment business. Karen explains her career journey and offers tips for getting into fashion recruitment.


Having patience and taking an interest in other people are key skills that Daniel uses when working in the Individual Giving Team. Image: Da

Daniel Barker, patrons officer

Daniel Barker works on the 'giving team' at Kew Foundation, fundraising and supporting the Donors. He shares his 5 tips on how to enter this career.


Oliver Quinn, arts technician

Oliver is an electrician by training, but his love of theatre led him to a career at The Crescent Arts Centre. Oliver takes care of sound, lighting and sets for a broad range of the centre’s clients.


Andrew Cochrane, programme coordinator for Shape

Andrew Cochrane is an artist and the programme coordinator for disability-led arts organisation Shape. He discusses his career journey and gives some pointers for getting into art.


Interesting and cultural objects capture the imagination of children and adults, and help to make learning fun. Image: The Horniman Museum,

Zoe Carmichael, community learning

Community Learning Officer, Zoe Carmichael, plans community programmes for families and young people at the Horniman Museum. She gives three ways to help you get involved in community learning.


Holly Haste, creative apprentice

Holly Haste works as an apprentice for Neon Street where she runs events, oversees projects and researches new musical talent. She told us about what her apprenticeship involves day-to-day, while her employer outlined his experiences of taking on an apprentice.


Emrys Green, arts consultant

Emrys Green is a freelance arts consultant and company director, working with major organisations on arts strategy development.


Bernard Horrocks works with different types of Intellectual Property and applies this to the creative work at the National Portrait Gallery.

Bernard Horrocks, IP Manager

Bernard manages the broad field of Intellectual Property at the National Portrait Gallery. He shares the importance of protecting the collections and his advice on entering in this career.


Kevin Neville, scenic engineer

Kevin Neville is a scenic engineer for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Previously, he trained in agricultural engineering and blacksmithing.


Gallery Attendant, Sean Halliman, provides customer service to all museum visitors - including the Duchess of Cornwall. Image: Sean Halliman

Sean Halliman, gallery attendant

Sean Halliman entered heritage on a work placement and learnt skills on the job. He's now a gallery attendant, working closely with visitors – even greeting royal guests.


Jo Davies, production coordinator

Jo Davies became interested in the backstage aspect of the theatre when she was a small child from watching pantomimes with her dad and brother. She explains her career journey, her role as production coordinator for Wales Millennium Centre and offers tips for getting into theatre. Jo won the Theatre Skills Award 2016 alongside Martin Hunt.


Arts and culture interns

Steff Wills, Hayley Wayre, Natasha O’Dowd and Lizzie Minchener are paid interns for arts organisations in the Create Gloucestershire network. We asked them what they do as part of their internships in areas such as project management, fundraising and marketing.


Hannah Dilworth, education producer

Hannah Dilworth is an education producer at Opera North, having started there an an admin assistant.


Inka Romani, programming intern

Inka works as a programming intern at Sadler's Wells in a role which is part-funded by the Creative Employment Programme. So what exactly does programming involve and what skills can you learn? This Is It! spoke to her to find out.


Steven Wilkins, production carpenter

Steven "Wilky" Wilkins started out as a technician and now freelances in production carpentry. He has both a forklift truck licence and a diploma in stage make-up.


Zoe Jones, circus performer

Former gymnast Zoe Jones studied at London's Circus Space, working other jobs to pay the bills in between performing opportunities.


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