Borough: Waltham Forest
Employer: Bow Arts
Job title: Gallery Assistant Intern
Saphia was brought up in north London and discovered curation in the final year of her illustration degree. During her time at Norwich College of Art, she worked on a critically acclaimed stand for the New Designers Fair. She is excited by the combination of relevant industry training and paid work that STEP offers. She has been placed as Gallery Assistant at Bow Arts Trust.
Moving back to London, Saphia found that she struggled to find a route into a stable, paid job in the arts without lots of experience and networks to use. Many professionals who seek to excel in a career in visual arts and curation feel they need to take on more student debt to carry out MAs and further study. This opportunity has allowed Saphia to move straight into practical, applicable work experience.