Diary of an Intern

Intern Juliet at Plymouth Arts Centre

Visual Arts Programme Intern Juliet Middleton-Batts takes us behind the scenes at Plymouth Arts Centre (Photo: Dom Moore).

One month into my three-month internship and I am getting to know everyone and what they do. I am gaining an invaluable ‘behind-the-scenes’ look into how the centre is run and I have been made to feel really welcome.

My involvement to date has included painting the gallery, inputting text and images into a teachers’ pack, attending meetings, archiving images, painting exhibition displays, assisting at a workshop, and attending a planning meeting for the next show – and that was just in the first month!

The internship is such a two-way process – I am giving one day a week (unpaid), but the experience is worth its weight in gold. If you are considering a career in the arts, but like me, did not really know exactly what was involved, then do not hesitate to contact the Arts Centre.

The next few weeks will involve the further planning and implementation of the travelling Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, which is showing in collaboration with Plymouth Art College. This is already proving to be very exciting and I will update you soon on how it is all going.

Juliet Middleton-Batts


If you are interested in an internship within Visual Arts and Education Programming at Plymouth Arts Centre, download the Internship Information Pack here. Internship applications will be considered in May 2014.


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