The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
Guest blogger Mandy Tang, currently employed on a Future Jobs Fund placement with Proboscis, talks about her experience so far.
When I think of the New Deal of the Mind and all that they have offered so far, I can only think of positive things. Through them and the Future Jobs Fund I have been given the opportunity to work as a creative assistant and utilise my artistic skills for a creative arts research organisation – Proboscis. At a time where I had let my self-motivation slip from disheartening comments from agencies, New Deal of the Mind have given me hope and encouraged me to never give up.
In this busy world, we often find ourselves taking things for granted or appreciating things at heart but never voicing it aloud, and although I already appreciate and thank those around me, GOALS UK made me appreciate it even more. The GOALS programme reminded me of things that I once knew, it helped me see many aspects in a different light. The idea of positive thinking inspired me to keep supporting friends who have been struggling in hope that the positive enlightenment can be of some assistance.
Working at Proboscis has been a great experience so far, I enjoy the work that I do and am fascinated with the many props and materials used in previous projects. It is also a real privilege to be able to work for such creative people, Giles and Alice – the directors of Proboscis. They not only give me the freedom to create material for projects but they always offer the support and knowledge to help polish finalised ideas.
As I finish this blog post, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the organisers of the New Deal of the Mind, FJF placement scheme and the GOALS programme. It’s really comforting to meet other creative individuals who are struggling and the support we gave each other was greatly appreciated. But it couldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for your help, once again, thank you ^_^.
FJF placement employee – Proboscis.