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British Phonographic Industry Respond To Creative Access Funding Cuts

British Phonographic Industry Respond To Creative Access Funding Cuts

“We are very disappointed that Government has withdrawn funding from Creative Access, an organisation which we have worked with closely to offer routes into the music industry for young people from diverse backgrounds. It is vital that Government supports the efforts of businesses like music to ensure equality of opportunity and pathways into creative careers […]

Charity which helps minorities get into journalism facing closure threat after government funding cuts

Charity which helps minorities get into journalism facing closure threat after government funding cuts

The charity Creative Access is “exploring options” after government funding cuts have threatened its existence. Josie Dobrin, chief executive and co-founder of the organisation, told Press Gazette that she did not know whether they would have to close soon, although she said the intention is to keep going. She said that the organisation is in discussion […]

Pan Mac pledges £50k to help save Creative Access

Pan Mac pledges £50k to help save Creative Access

Pan Macmillan have partnered with Creative Access since 2013 and have since taken on eight interns. They have supportively pledged £50,000 to Creative Access and undertaken to double its intake of fully funded Creative Access interns in a bid to help the agency continue its work to increase diversity in the creative industries.

Creative Access crisis leaves industry dismayed

Creative Access crisis leaves industry dismayed

 Television bosses are dismayed at the government’s decision to withdraw funding from diversity charity Creative Access’s BAME internship scheme. Piece written in today’s Broadcast Now. The scheme, which placed its 700th intern this month, works across the creative industries but has placed more than half of its interns in TV businesses, including a large number […]

Petition to save Creative Access gets swell of support

Petition to save Creative Access gets swell of support

A petition created by Creative Access supporter and journalist William Njobvu was launched to save diversity charity Creative Access from closure. Since it was started on Tuesday (13th December) the petition has secured more than 2,100 signatures, including from many high-profile industry figures.

Charity helping ethnic minority interns loses government funding

Charity helping ethnic minority interns loses government funding

The news came days after it emerged that the culture secretary, Karen Bradley, blocked the appointment of the former deputy chief executive of Arts Council England, Althea Efunshile, a black woman, to the board of Channel 4, prompting further criticism of the government’s commitment to diversity. Written today in The Guardian.

Government slashes Creative Access funding

Government slashes Creative Access funding

Last week it was confirmed that Creative Access is in jeopardy after the government pulled more than £2m worth of its funding. Earlier this year, the charity was assured by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills – which funded the charity until June 2016 – that funding would continue.