Cultural Ambition trainees to be recognised at the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards

 25 February 2019

The annual Creative & Cultural Skills Awards celebrate the individuals and organisations that have shown an outstanding commitment to skill development and learning in the creative industries. This year’s ceremony will be held in Cardiff for the first time.

Cultural Ambition is a National Lottery Heritage and Welsh Government funded project, run by Creative & Cultural Skills, which aims to support young people through training placements in the cultural heritage sector. Trainees on the programme are working towards an NVQ 2 in Cultural Heritage while being based with cultural heritage partners across Wales. 

Creative & Cultural Skills have announced that they will be honouring trainees at the annual Creative & Cultural Skills Awards, which is taking place on 1 April in the National Museum Cardiff.

Project Co-ordinator, Jo Esposti, said, “I am delighted that we are able to include this Special Recognition Award in our annual Awards Event, recognising the trainee’s achievement alongside the apprentice and intern of the year.

The first cohort of trainees started in September 2018 and have already come so far – they have grown in confidence and are showing a real ability for the work."

This is testament to their determination and commitment, as well as to their host organisations, and it is only right that the trainees are celebrated along with apprentices and interns from up and down the UK.”

The following trainees have been nominated for the Cultural Ambition Special Recognition Award.

  • Tomos James - Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales
  • Harrison Macquire - National Waterfront Museum Swansea
  • Carwyn Williams - CADW
  • Danielle Edmunds - Big Pit

Cultural Ambition is linked strongly with the Welsh government’s ‘Fusion: Creating Opportunities through Culture’ programme and Baroness Andrews’ report Culture and Poverty. The Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference is also taking place on 1 April in Cardiff City Hall and will look at the barriers to entry and progression in the cultural sector.

The conference programme will be a chance to explore how we can break down these barriers across the sector, and consider best practice case studies from various organisations. Speakers come from the Welsh Government, the Arts Council of Wales, the Wales Millennium Centre, and many more.

Ticket for both the National Conference and the Awards ceremony can be purchased online.  

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