UK Creative Industries

Diversity In The Creative Industry

Bonita Darkoh | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Bonita Darkoh

Throughout my life I have been reminded of my skin colour, this is not to say that it has always been negative; but from a young age I was aware. For ...

Creative Industries In The North Will Only Thrive If Given The Same Support As London

Caroline Norbury | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK
Caroline Norbury

To make sure the creative industries in the North can reach their potential, can face up to the challenges of Brexit in terms of skills and access to markets, we need to match the region's rich seam of talent with the right opportunities to grow and develop.

EU Referendum Poll: Are Creative Entrepreneurs In or Out?

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics
Carolyn Dailey

After months of anticipation, heated debate and brash headlines, tomorrow the UK takes to the voting booth to decide its future relationship with the ...

Time to Get Creative With the Budget, Mr Osborne

Caroline Norbury | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Norbury

With further cuts to public spending expected tomorrow, my request to the Chancellor is to look to the industry that's proved it can deliver results. Making small amounts of capital available to help companies develop, exploit and commercialise their own IP can act as a catalyst for future growth and scale. Fundamentally this means backing ideas and taking risks.

Our Creative Kingdom: Let's Wake Up to Our Own Global Powerhouse

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Carolyn Dailey

Creativity is our unique national treasure, able to transform a skinny, eccentric teenager from Brixton into a global rock icon, a transcendent creator, a zeitgeist. From Shakespeare to Bowie and beyond, we've been in the business of creative blockbusters for hundreds of years - it's time to recognise it. Let's finally wake up to our own global powerhouse.

The UK's Creative Industries Need to Be More Creative When Looking for New Talent

Kanya King | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Kanya King

If the UK's creativity is its most high-profile export, what does the "diversity deficit" actually reveal about us to the rest of the world? And more fundamentally, what does it mean for the wealth of incredible talent that lies in these chronically under-leveraged communities?

Is This the Most Hateful Job Advert Ever?

Sean O'Meara | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Sean O'Meara

The advert in question - for an unpaid internship role which cites creating an "atmosphere of complaint" as grounds for immediate dismissal and carries a tone so opprobrious that you can almost hear the author tutting at the thought of you reading it - was revealed by the author as both an attempt at satire and a real job advert.

Is Unpaid Work Building a Wall Around the Creative Industries?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Shepherd

For those who want to work in television, radio, PR or as journalists, they all have to undergo the same routine. For many recent graduates out there wanting to forge a career in their chosen industry doing this type of unpaid work, in some cases for up to 12 months, just isn't practical as it's just not financially viable.

Get Connected, Get an Internship, Get a Job

Andy Newnham | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Andy Newnham

If you're a current student or graduate you'll have access to a pretty big toolbox that can keep you connected. I'm not talking about commenting on those Facebook photos you get tagged in from terrible clubs in town - I'm talking about finding and speaking to your future employer.

Maintaining the Strength of the UK Video Games Industry

Ed Vaizey | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Tech
Ed Vaizey

Anyone who thinks video games are a niche industry is totally out of date. This is an industry that has grown to rival any entertainment business.