Recognising and supporting the work of Graduates each year, the board of professionals was chosen by us in recognition of their support towards The Grad Fest and 2020 Graduates.

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Industry Minds is an award-winning mental health charity for the creative arts, founded in 2018 by Scarlett Maltman and Cathy Read. 

The organisation provides mental health support, including free and low-cost counselling sessions, mental health seminars, counselling to theatres, graduate support programmes and mental health training sessions for organisations.

It is also home to The Industry Minds Podcast, which discusses the importance of mental health conversations in the arts, not to mention The Industry Minds Awards which run annually to celebrate those bettering mental health.

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Pearson Casting (CDA, CSA) are an award-nominated, freelance Casting House based in Liverpool & London UK, headed up by husband & wife team,  James & Rosie Pearson. 

Pearson Casting work across Theatre, Film, Television, Commercials and live performance, and are organisers of the Spotlight Open House North West.  In 2020 they launched www.collectivecreativeinitiative.co.uk - a free 30 hour a week industry platform for the arts in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
 James & Rosie are both members of the CDA - Casting Directors Association (of which they are also board members) and the CSA - Casting Society of America.

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Apollo Artist Management is one of the UK's leading talent agencies. They offer bespoke representation to an elite group of artists in Film, Television, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercials & Radio.

With many years of experience, they have built strong relationships with Casting Directors, Producers & Directors and pride themselves on their personal approach. They believe that each actor deserves to fulfil their potential, and that no two actors should receive the same representation. They specialise in nurturing talent in the right way and believe that a great personal relationship is central to what they do.