Following substantial cuts to its government funding in 2016, Creative Access has been awarded £45,000 over three years to provide off-the-job training programmes for paid interns from BAME backgrounds. Working with creative firms including the National Theatre, BBC, Almeida, Paines Plough and Royal Shakespeare Company, 6 and 12 month-long internships will include access to a mentor, induction days, masterclasses, pastoral support, networking, CV clinics and interview training for young people. Interns are also encouraged to visit their former schools, inspiring greater participation by BAME young people within the scheme and the wider sector. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release. Click Here