The Marilyn Scott Bursary A paid internship for the Arts & Heritage sector To celebrate Director Marilyn Scott's incredible legacy at The Lightbox, we are delighted to announce the creation of The Marilyn Scott Bursary to encourage diversity and inclusion in the art and museums sector workforce. With 55,000 job losses in music, performing and visual arts during the last 18 months and significantly higher numbers of people leaving creative occupations than ever before, there has never been a more important time to invest in the future of the arts. Passionate about bringing new talent into our profession, Marilyn is particularly keen that those from less traditional backgrounds bring their skills into our sector, for the benefit of all. As then Chief Executive of the Arts Council, Alan Davey, said in 2013: "We’re determined to open employment opportunities in the arts to all, steadfast in our belief that the arts will benefit in the long term from the new ideas and perspectives that a more diverse arts workforce will bring. Well-planned, paid internships have a role to play in bringing about this change by helping people from all backgrounds gain experience of working in the arts." The Marilyn Scott Bursary will fund a paid internship, offering 3-4 months of work experience to an 18-25 year-old, working across all Lightbox departments. Our partners will ensure that this opportunity is promoted to, and reaches, young people currently unable to afford to work for free. The Lightbox simply would not remain open without the incredible support of our volunteers, members and supporters. Your support will help to make this bursary a reality, opening the door to a new generation of arts and museum professionals and guaranteeing the future of the creative arts. If you would like to contribute to The Marilyn Scott Bursary, you can donate using the form below. Thank you for your support.