Burberry expands creative arts scholarship programme
Burberry is expanding its creative arts scholarships programme to support the next generation of creative leaders from underrepresented communities.
In a statement, the luxury brand said the scholarships will provide more equal access to creative arts programmes at some of the world’s best creative institutions including The New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York City, Institut Français de la Mode in Paris and Central Saint Martins in London.
Together with Burberry’s existing scholarship programme at London’s Royal College of Art, the move will enable over 50 students to benefit from education programmes in the arts over the next five years and beyond.
Erica Bourne, chief people officer at Burberry, said: “In order to truly diversify the talent we bring into this industry, we have to meaningfully commit to diversifying our talent pipeline. This starts before the workplace, in education. We are delighted to be working with such an impressive array of creative institutions, all of which are equally dedicated to ensuring better representation within their programmes. It is an honour that we, as a company, can support the recognition and celebration of diverse creatives as a part of their journey.”
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