Voicebox: Where are they now?
Young artists and creative professionals tell us about their current work, and how Arts Award helped them to develop their career by opening the doors to real-life projects and job roles in the cultural sector.
2 September 2019
Where are they now? with Ben James
Ben explains how his Arts Award helped with his career in technology and tech journalism.
21 August 2019
Where are they now? with Emily Pieters
After her Bronze and Silver Arts Awards, Emily decided to pursue a career in costume design.
26 July 2019
Where are they now? with Finnian Anderson
Finnian is now a web developer in New Zealand. Find out what he's been up to since his Gold Arts Award...
28 May 2019
Where are they now? with Fay Beesley
Gold Arts Award achiever Fay Beesley talks about balancing her career as an Education and Outreach Officer and as an performance artist who has performed internationally
9 May 2019
Where are they now? with Grace Smith
We catch up with folk musician and Gold Arts Award alum Grace Smith about her new music duo, life as a music tutor and the Monster Ceilidh Band
27 February 2019
Where are they now? with Harriet Mayne
Harriet works as an ASM for Harrogate Theatre and as a role play actor in medical education. She has completed her Bronze and Silver, and is currently working on her Gold.
7 February 2019
Where are they now with Anna James, Gold Arts Award
Anna James, Gold Arts Award achiever, catches us up on what she's been up to since, including dancing, appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and taking a teaching degree! Anna's been busy!
31 January 2019
Where are they now? with Rachel Owen
Rachel is a wildlife media student at the University of Cumbria, and hopes to work at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. She has completed all five levels of Arts Award, and says they were invaluable to her current photography practice.
31 January 2019
Where are they now? with Catherine Sleeman
Catherine is a multi-disciplinary artist with interests ranging from theatre, to music, to crafts and textiles. She completed her Silver Arts Award by focusing on dance and literature - writing a whole novel in a month!
18 July 2018
Where are they now? with Chris Hill
We speak to Chris Hill, Gold Arts Award achiever and Trinity College music quals extraordinaire about what he's up to now. Turns out... it's a lot!
9 April 2018
Where are they now? with Tarrynne Rolle
Tarryne used her Bronze and Silver Arts Awards to develop her blogging skills, which ignited her interest in filmmaking. Nowadays, she is a university graduate based in Bristol and works in the TV industry. We spoke to Tarryne about her other ventures in her creative career, and how she got there.
28 March 2018
Where are they now? with Idriss Assoumanou
Idriss is a talented filmmaker who has worked with us as a Voice Contributor. Now he's travelling the country for various film projects, showcasing his talent and building up an impressive repertoire. Let's hear things from his own words!
22 March 2018
Where are they now? with Tom Inniss
Tom began his career in the arts nearly 10 years ago as a member of of the Bury St Edmund's Youth Council. Nowadays, he is the well-recognised editor of Voice with a degree in politics and a masters in journalism tucked neatly under his belt. Let's see what else he's been up to!
23 February 2018
Where are they now? with Silver Arts Award achiever Mary Strickson
We catch up with Mary Strickson, who joined the Youth Network as a Voice Reporter back in 2015, whilst completing a Master’s degree and a Silver Arts Award.
Today, she is living life to the full by developing her art form and volunteering left, right and centre with various organisations such as FORMAT Photography Festival, to name just a few. Over to you Mary!
23 January 2018
Where Are They Now? with Lizzy Whynes
After achieving her Gold and Silver Arts Awards, Lizzy Whynes began her career freelancing as a Theatre Practitioner, and is now an Education Officer at Harrogate Theatre. She speaks to Voice about the impact of the Award, her career, and offers some amazing advice to young people.
6 November 2017
Where are they now? with Julie Southam
We caught up with Julie Southam, who did her Gold Arts Award ten years ago, about how her portfolio informed the work she does now at Havas Lynx in Manchester.
13 September 2017
Where are they now? with Charlotte White
We caught up with Charlotte White, who, since doing her Bronze Arts Award in Music, has performed at the Paralympics Closing Ceremony and become an Arts Award Advisor.
11 July 2017
Where are they now? with Bhavesh Jadva
At this year's Activist Training Day, I caught up with former northern Activist and now Voice staff member, Bhavesh Jadva, to find out more about what he's been up to.