What are you up to in your creative work at the moment?
I am currently at Goldsmiths, University of London, doing a degree in Media and Communications. This helps to focus my imagination, as my course is a 50:50 split between theory and practice. I'm really enjoying my radio module, as it allows me to channel my creativity into something new and exciting. I am also the Community Co-ordinator on Arts Award Voice, which provides an amazing, accessible platform to write and share my arty ideas.
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What are the highlights of your arts career to date?
I think having my artwork shown in nationally recognised galleries, such as Somerset House really helped validate me as an artist, making it a real highlight. Other golden moments include interviewing one of my icons, Hollie McNish, for Arts Award Voice, along with going to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh and having my review shown on posters around massive venues.
What do you hope to be doing in five years time?
In five years time, I have no clue what I will be doing as, for me, my degree is really about the process, and will shape what field I will be going into, which I have no doubt will be in the creative industries!
How did you use your level of Arts Award to develop your creativity or skills?
My Arts Award helped me develop first and foremost as a human being, through creativity, networking and project managing. I learnt invaluable skills in facilitation, as well as textiles. It even taught me about portfolio presentation, and seemingly small feats like writing professional emails.
What advice would you give to young people doing Arts Award who want to follow in your footsteps?
With Arts Award, you get out what you put in, so be passionate, be creative and most of all, be confident. One of the most important things I gained from my Arts Award were contacts, and you're not going to make them if you sit back and encourage your adviser to do the leg work. In my opinion they're there to support, not lead.