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Creative Torbay / News / Wed 07 Dec 2011

Arts Council - guidelines - internships

Arts Council - guidelines - internships

Arts Council England has published these guidelines to help clarify the legal obligations of arts organisations offering internships.

"The Arts Council absolutely recognises the mutual benefits of a well-planned internship for both individuals interested in a career in the arts and arts organisations themselves, but we want to set out the responsibilities employers have when offering this kind of position. We’re determined to open employment opportunities in the arts to all, steadfast in our belief that the arts will benefit in the long term from the new ideas and perspectives that a more diverse arts workforce will bring. Well-planned, paid internships have a role to play in bringing about this change by helping people from all backgrounds gain experience of working in the arts."

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