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How Creative Access are tackling diversity – The Bookseller chat to prominent members of publishing industry

How Creative Access are tackling diversity – The Bookseller chat to prominent members of publishing industry

In a new article, The Bookseller have spoken to seven panelists about their experience of diversity in the publishing sector. Head of Community Engagement at Cambridge University Press, Heidi Mulvey and Kiren Shoman, Editorial Director at SAGE, highlight Creative Access and the positive work it is doing to improve levels of inclusivity in publishing. For the full article […]

Press for Diversity – Radio 4 documentary featuring Creative Access CEO

Press for Diversity – Radio 4 documentary featuring Creative Access CEO

Creative Access Chief Executive, Josie Dobrin, talks to journalist Hugh Muir for this Radio 4 documentary which examines whether the newspaper industry is losing touch with Britain’s increasingly diverse society.  Does the lack of diversity in newsrooms undermine the quality and accuracy of the news we read? Click here to listen to the full programme. […]

In Memoriam: Khadija Saye

In Memoriam: Khadija Saye

British artist Khadija Saye was a victim of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 in West London. Saye was born in London in 1992, and graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in 2013. In this article friends and mentors of Khadija pay tribute to an extraordinary talent…

Creative Access restarts as social enterprise by Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Creative Access restarts as social enterprise by Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The organisation, which was previously a registered charity, has become a social enterprise after the government withdrew more than £2m of funding for its paid BAME internship programmes. The move means that it will still be able to place BAME interns across the creative industries. Whereas government funding previously subsidised the first year of paid […]

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“We are very disappointed that Government has withdrawn funding from Creative Access, an organisation which we have worked with closely to offer routes into the music industry for young people from diverse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.