In 2016, Molly was an intern with b-side CIC, after which her portfolio grew.  She’s worked for South Dorset Ridgeway Project, Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company, Lyric Theatre Bridport, The Complete Freedom of Truth and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. Molly joined the programme to develop her confidence, networks, knowledge and skills as a freelancer and cultural leader.

Molly participated in The Early Careers Network Programme comprising business skills development, marketing and self-promotion, managing money – budgets, tax, evaluation, impact and diversity, leadership and presentation skills.

“The programme helped me a lot; it gave me a voice. It enabled me to meet others at a similar stage.  I was able to share my thoughts, feelings and personal work situation and not feel judged, penalised or patronised.   I have found my passion, my drive and my voice as a facilitator and producer.”

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Molly has gone from strength to strength with increasing confidence as a Dorset emerging leader, performer and creative producer.  Molly secured a permanent post as Learning Producer for b-side and coordinated the WHY? Festival within b-side festival 2018, training five young producers to lead the project.  She has successfully bid for her own projects including clown training in Italy.

Molly has formed new collaborations working closely with two other members.  She says her confidence grew 100% through the programme.  Molly has led workshops for the second cohort of Early Careers and is co-leading the ongoing Dorset Producers Network that has come out of the programme. She mentors other early career creatives and is training as a Board Trustee for The Arts Development Company CIC as part of the Culture+ Board Diversity Programme.  She is also a What Next? Ambassador