Talent and skills development is in Frequency’s DNA. We believe in widening access to the arts and developing new talent for the creative industries.
During each festival we create paid internship opportunities for recent graduates from the University of Lincoln to be part of the festival team. This is a supported way to develop skills, experience and employability through direct engagement with the industry. We benefit from increased capacity and fresh ideas, and the sector benefits from a pipeline for new talent. Finally – and most importantly – the RADAR Graduates get mentoring and first-hand experience in a paid role which will hopefully be the launchpad for a successful career in the creative industries.
RADAR is a creative graduate accelerator scheme devised by Threshold Studios in collaboration with the University of Lincoln. It offers paid placements and mentorship for creative graduates looking for a head start after University.
Testimonials – RADAR alumni & staff
Past participants in the RADAR scheme have gone onto a range of exciting careers such as creative advertising, web development, participatory arts, graphic design, as well as post-graduate study.
“Not only do you receive a great work opportunity, but the support that you get alongside this for your personal development is amazing. The team are genuinely interested in you as a person and helping you on your way to the big, scary world of post-University work.” – Emma Dawson, RADAR Alumni
As part of our commitment to talent development we work with educational institutions to boost employability and encourage graduate retention, by connecting graduates with SMEs in the creative and cultural sectors.
“We value our partnership with Threshold Studios immensely for their commitment to the talent development of our students, staff and graduates in particular. We’ve been absolutely delighted to work with them to develop the RADAR scheme, a bespoke internship and mentorship programme for those new graduates seeking distinctive paid and supported opportunities in the creative arts, with a high success rate for employment in the media and cultural sector.” – Dr Sarah Barrow, Head of School of Film and Media, University of Lincoln