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Finding the X Factor – A call to action by Natalie Jerome

Finding the X Factor – A call to action by Natalie Jerome

In response to the survey of Creative Access interns and alumni in conjunction with in The Bookseller, Publisher and Creative Access Advisory Board member, Natalie Jerome lays down a challenge for the publishing industry. Calling for more employment from a wider range of backgrounds into positions, she goes on to say: “Creative Access, the social enterprise that […]

First steps on a long journey – Broadcast’s conversation about diversity

First steps on a long journey – Broadcast’s conversation about diversity

“It’s not just about what we do but who we partner with. We are not specialists at this, we are broadcasters. ITV works with Creative Access, for example, which has expertise at recruiting BAME people into the industry and has recently broadened its focus to include people from a socially disadvantaged background.” Ade Rawcliffe, Head of […]

Lovely People – A commentary by Editor of the Bookseller

Lovely People – A commentary by Editor of the Bookseller

“The problem, to borrow from Lee Child, is that the bar was set too low (and for too long), and we have yet to sail above it.” Philip Jones, Editor of the Bookseller, writes a commentary piece about the survey of Creative Access interns published in the Bookseller. See his musings in full here.

Mo Siewcharran grant awarded to Profile Books

Mo Siewcharran grant awarded to Profile Books

Book Brunch, the publishing trade’s daily news magazine, reports on Profile Books winning £5,000 to help support a marketing and publicity assistant from a BAME background. Profile marketing director, Niamh Murray said: “We’re delighted to welcome a Creative Access intern to Profile Books, and particularly honoured that it’s under the Mo Siewcharran Memorial Scheme. Colleagues at Profile […]

Music Business Worldwide report on initiatives to improve diversity…

Music Business Worldwide report on initiatives to improve diversity…

Music Business Worldwide report on the recent Gender Pay Gap reporting, showing that here’s still work to be done at the biggest music corporations, then, but a number of their independent competitors do offer a glimmer of hope for the music business in general. Absolute Label Services talk about their work with Creative Access, including […]

J.K. Rowling backs Killer Women’s Mentoring Scheme

J.K. Rowling backs Killer Women’s Mentoring Scheme

Leading trade publication for the publishing industry, The Bookseller reports on female crime writing group Killer Women’s new Mentoring Scheme which is supported by Creative Access, Arts Council England, The Good Literary Agency and a range of others. The initiative is designed to support emerging authors from BAME and working-class backgrounds and is endorsed by J […]

The National Student reports on the success of Creative Access

The National Student reports on the success of Creative Access

    The National Student highlights Creative Access’ latest achievement of placing its 1,000th intern and discusses the impact the organisation has made in terms of creating a more diverse workforce, featuring interviews with Josie Dobrin and intern number 1,000 Patricia from the Royal Society of Literature. The article can be read online here.