If you have been reading Precious over the last few months, then you'll know that we have been searching for an emerging young writer to take part in our first three month Arts Critic Programme.
The programme gives two people the opportunity to see and critque a range of theatre work in London and attempt to explore the cultural context of art reviewing. We're also offering some decent mentoring and access to some of the best names from our contacts book! We want to add more voices to the critical discourse and contribute to creating a diverse arts sector.
Well myself and the Precious Arts team (PJ Cobham and Amardeep Sohi) have interviewed some interesting and talented people and now, we have finally found the one.
Drum Roll please - I'm delighted to announce that the first person to join our Arts Critic Programme is Irenosen Okojie a London based freelance writer. We are all looking forward to working with her.
She'll be blogging about her experience on the programme via her new blog Sober in the Cauldron. Do support this new writing talent by following her.