Montage Theatre Arts takes on two apprentices

Montage Theatre Arts, a charity based in Brockley, has taken on two new apprentices  as part of the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust, which offers grants of up to £2,000 in match funding to the Arts Council’s creative employment programme, encouraging arts organisations to take on young apprentices.

Alex Webster and Catherine Lauder will gain training in all aspects of community arts management within a dedicated team of professional teachers and industry staff.  Already they have shown exceptional dedication and team spirit whilst working on projects in partnership with the National Theatre and Trinity Laban.

Sarah Walsh, General Manager of Montage Theatre Arts said: “As a charity their time with us is of great value.  This funding means we can cover the resourcing costs whilst at the same time imbedding specialist training and skills into the organisation.  This kind of training means that skills are developed holistically which fit around the organisation resulting in a much more integrated response to training and development.”

Billy Dove, Chairman of City Bridge Trust said: “Arts organisations and arts activity are the lifeblood of our City. They are also attractive to young people as they offer the chance to be creative, challenging and inspiring. The Arts sector has a long history of offering apprenticeships and internships, valuable opportunities for young people to get a foot on the work ladder and we are delighted to be supporting Montage Theatre and the Arts Council in this venture.”