Lauren Joyce-Smith

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Lauren Joyce-Smith

  • Age: 24
  • Borough: Newham
  • First placement: Sadler’s Wells Theatre
  • Second placement: London College of Fashion
  • Role: Arts Programming at Sadler’s Wells and London College of Fashion
Lauren says… 

Nearing the end of the completion of my degree I realised that I wanted to work in the arts but had little idea of how to start my journey into the creative industries, because it can be quite a difficult sector to find an entry point into. As a result, I enrolled onto the Creative and Cultural Opportunities Programme with Create Jobs to help me gain a greater understanding of the range of career paths within the sector and what roles might be best suited to me.

I am excited to be a part of STEP as a Programming Intern and learn relevant industry training at Sadler’s Wells and LCF Fashion Space Gallery. I am looking forward to having a varied experience, building on artistic networks and gaining an invaluable insight into the artistic direction of these institutions and the processes behind them. I hope that this opportunity can allow me to further navigate confidently and comfortably into applicable employment within arts organisations.