24 Jul 2014
Introductions to the world of broadcasting for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic experts
The BBC Academy is organising a day of free introductions to the world of broadcasting, to help black, Asian and minority experts feel more comfortable about appearing on TV and radio as expert contributors or presenters, and boost the diversity of experts in the media.
Following on from their Expert Women Days, run last year, the BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) Talent Days will offer a range of practical media experiences, including sessions on camera and in a radio studio, as well as master-classes and the opportunity to meet experienced programme makers and industry leaders.
The BAME Talent Days are for men and women and will be held in London (9 Oct), Birmingham (27 Nov), Bristol (29 Jan), Salford (26 Feb) and Glasgow (12 March).
Applications are now open for the London BAME Talent Day. BAME experts with expertise in the following subject areas are being sought:
- Cultural Commentary – is your expertise in popular entertainment, the arts, literature or areas like social policy or national identity?
- History – the Tudors, the First World War, the ancient world or modern Britain, which period are you passionate about? Are you an academic, custodian, auctioneer or museum curator?
- Science – do you have expertise in a subject – from forensics to biology – recognised in the academic, research or commercial world?
- Health and medicine – are you medically qualified?
- Finance and statistics – can you communicate about numbers, from personal finance to big business?
- Food and nutrition – are you a chef, cook or expert on farming and food production?
The deadline for the London applications is 31 August. More information – and details of where to send the application – is available on the BBC Academy website.
If you’re interested in attending the Birmingham, Bristol, Salford and Glasgow events, you can register your interest now and you’ll be sent a reminder when the applications open:
For details of the subject areas they'll be targeting in these cities, go the website.