Writing West Midlands

Fabio Thomas shares what it’s like to start an internship mid-festival…  My cultural internship started a few days early. Birmingham Literature Festival – one of the flagship events organised by Writing West Midlands – began the day after our introductory training week. The load in started the same day as our last introductory session. Everyone … More Writing West Midlands

Meet our 2017/18 cohort of Cultural Interns!

The seventh Cultural Internship Scheme has kicked off this month, and you will be able to keep track of the interns and all the exciting projects they get stuck into as they blog about them. Each intern will be placed for six months in leading arts organisations across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Presenting this … More Meet our 2017/18 cohort of Cultural Interns!

Writing West Midlands

This year’s Cultural Internships have certainly flown by. Matthew Smith here reflects on his time with Writing West Midlands… Since October I’ve been working with Writing West Midlands, the literary development and delivery agency for the region, as well as working with writers they also programme and run the Birmingham Literature Festival. The last 6 … More Writing West Midlands

Birmingham Rep

With March upon us the Cultural Interns are entering the final month of their internships. Vita Fox looks back at her last five months with Birmingham Repertory Theatre… Bizarrely, in less than a month, this internship will be over. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to take down the current exhibition, put … More Birmingham Rep


Cultural Intern Mamta Raichura has had a busy couple of months over at Sampad… I have been tasked with the responsibility of fundraising for our upcoming projects, meaning I was able to attend two fundraising fairs – one in London last year and one in Birmingham last week. These proved to be extremely valuable as … More Sampad

Birmingham Open Media

Patricia Nistor only began her internship with Birmingham Open Media in January, but by the sounds of things she’s already made herself quite at home… After spending Christmas on the Sunshine Coast in Australia I somewhat feared the moment I would have to move back into Selly Oak. As it turned out, my fears didn’t … More Birmingham Open Media