By creating a world-class festival and gaining a global reputation, the aim of Freedom Festival is to not only make sure that Hull stays firmly on the map but that it and its students can go on to do even greater things.”
The Accelerate programme will host four paid internships (recruited from the University of Hull) between July and September with each intern focusing on a particular area of the business.
Training will be provided by Freedom Festival Arts Trust and will focus on core transferable skills from producing and project management to evaluation and technical skills. The interns will be exposed to all areas of the Festival including working with Freedom Festival volunteers and the festival’s creative leadership.
Participating students will benefit from extensive networking opportunities throughout their internship, culminating in an opportunity to meet with sector leaders, producers and artists at the annual professional symposium which forms part of the Freedom Festival 2018 programme.
Glenn Burgess, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hull, said: “The partnership with Freedom Festival is very important to the University of Hull. Our students are at the heart of what we do and we are putting their experience and opportunities at the centre of our cultural and creative partnerships. The partnership with Freedom Festival provides our students with unique opportunities to gain work experience within an award-winning live festival context, enabling them to enhance their academic learning with practical experience and giving them the right skill set for the first steps in their career.”
Freedom Festival 2018 will take place from 31 August to 2 September 2018.