Working with Colleges to Support New and Emerging Talent

We have a long history of working across and collaborating with schools and colleges, creating opportunities for new and emerging talent as well as being energised and inspired by other people’s work and practices.

Our relationship with Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has been one of the strongest of these, with our Creative Director, Hannah, working as a guest Choreographer for their Wearable Art Show for the past 10 years. A dynamic show which saw an Opera brought to life each year through expressively designed costumes made from recycled materials, creative staging and stylised choreography, it was a must see for the college’s packed performance calendar, and a personal favourite project for Hannah each year.

As well as the enjoyment of being part of RWCMD’s creative family, it allowed new relationships and friendships to be formed. Over the past 5 years, Bakehouse has been proud to welcome students into the team for work experience, and even offer new graduate placements or professional employment. Our incredible Production Designer Katie Hart was actually one of the first students that Hannah taught (Hannah remembers her as a top talent to watch, even back then 😉).

By creating space for students to learn and meet professionals working in the industry, students get a taste for life in the creative sector, and Bakehouse is able to nurture young talent who bring with them a new way of approaching projects. Win-win!

As summer approaches and students are getting ready for their industry placements, we are already looking forward to welcoming 6th form students and undergraduates into the Bakehouse fold, as well as employing graduates across a range of our projects to work alongside seasoned professionals in our workshops.

So, if you are a business and are thinking of developing relationships with schools or colleges, we say go for it!