I got this email from the English National Opera, which offers an interesting opportunity. Take a look, especially if you are interested in building up an Arts/Entertainment specialism.
Here at the English National Opera, we run a unique writing scheme called ENO Response where we recruit members of the general public who are aspiring writers, journalists and opera critics.
ENO Response is run across our 2022/23 opera season at the London Coliseum (September 2022-April 2023), and it offers budding writers the opportunity to attend opening night performances (for free!), review world-class opera in London’s West End, and network with industry professionals.
We’re getting in touch with you because we’re seeking 10-12 passionate writers who would like to develop their critical writing skills and learn about the journalism industry over an opera season. Knowledge of opera isn’t essential, but a strong desire to learn about it is!
Responders receive writing advice and feedback from industry mentors (journalists from: The Times, The i, Financial Times and other national publications) through tailored one-to-one sessions, build a portfolio of work and see their reviews published on the ENO website. They also have access to unique masterclasses to learn about journalism and bringing opera to the stage.
Applicants from across the UK are encouraged to apply, and reasonable travel expenses to and from reviewed performances will be reimbursed. Applicants must be over the age of 18 (and up to 118!). All masterclasses and mentoring sessions are conducted online.
The application for ENO Response is now open and you can find out more information via the link below.
For more information on ENO Response, please go to:
Deadline: Sunday 14 August 2022, 23:59
If anyone has any questions, you can contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org
ENO Response: www.eno.org/about/professional-development/eno-response/