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Set Access: a UK Film Talent Development Programme from Creative Access and Guy Ritchie

Creative Access are pleased to announce Set Access – a programme dedicated to promoting a more inclusive workforce in the British film industry, in collaboration with Guy Ritchie. In a year that has already been shaped by seismic change, recent weeks have introduced a long-overdue challenge to the status quo of our creative industries. The […]

Getty Images & Creative Access announce the recipient of their inclusion scholarship

We are thrilled to announce that the inaugural UK scholarship, awarded by Getty Images in partnership with Creative Access, has been awarded to Abigail Holsborough. In March 2020, in partnership with Creative Access, Getty Images launched their inclusion scholarship, with the aim of supporting emerging editorial talent within minority groups, offering aspiring photojournalists the creative […]

More than Words: Creative Access calls for greater action & accountability from creative industry leaders

More than Words. Creative Access calls for greater action and accountability for diversity and inclusion from creative industry leaders Following results of a survey of over 250 people in the Creative Access community, Creative Access has launched #MoreThanWords; a call to action for businesses to make a whole-hearted commitment to bringing in and uplifting under-represented […]

Survey shows coronavirus has profound impact on underrepresented communities in the creative industries

Creative Access has today announced the findings of a survey looking at the impact of COVID19 on talent from under-represented communities in the UK. The survey was conducted to help understand the impact of coronavirus on emerging creatives and what resources we should be providing in order to best support our community. The survey, of […]

Creative Access & Promax UK announce their BAME-Focused Leadership Programme

We are pleased to announce that we are working with Promax to deliver PROGRESS, a six-month programme, which will cover leadership, mentoring and networking skills for under-represented talent across the creative industries. In a drive to ensure Britain’s society is truly represented in our media and creative industries, Promax UK and Creative Access have partnered to […]

Creative Access appoints new Chair of Board of Directors

Creative Access has today announced the appointment of Stephen Page as Chair of the Board of Directors Set up in 2012, with a mission to change the face of the creative industries, the organisation has already made a huge impact. Creative Access has placed almost 2,000 candidates in paid 3 to 12 month roles, has […]

Brighton Publishing Masterclass announced for 4th February 2020

Love books but not sure how to make a career out of it? If the answer is yes then you’re in luck! Sign up for an evening of inspiration, information and networking with the Publishers Association and leading industry professionals to learn all about how you can turn your passion for reading into a lifelong career… Our next […]

Sophie Duker to host 2020 Creative Industry Showcase at Channel 4

We are thrilled to announce the details of our next Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4’s headquarters in London on Monday 10th February… This year, for the first time ever, the entire panel and host will feature only former Creative Access interns! This FREE event is the perfect opportunity for graduates and young people from BAME and lower socio-economic […]

Our 2019 Wrapped

Just like human noses and ears, Creative Access keeps on growing! From placing our 1000th intern in February, hosting masterclasses at Facebook and LinkedIn to a second Creative Access engagement, 2019 was jam-packed with many moments to be proud of! Now that 2020 has finally arrived, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some […]

Latest Mo Siewcharran Fund grant recipients announced

The latest Mo Siewcharran Fund grants have been awarded to the Royal Society of Literature in London, Europa Editions UK in London, and Prime Theatre in Swindon. The grant is awarded by the Fund set up in memory of former Nielsen Books Director, Mo Siewcharran, who died in June 2017. Read more about why the Fund was set up here.   The grant will support a […]

Publishing pointers from our expert panel in Leicester

Creative Access hit the road for the second of three events in partnership with The Publishers Association. Aimed at encouraging under-represented audiences to pursue a career in publishing, we were thrilled to be hosted by the Attenborough Arts Centre at the University of Leicester… First up was Nykhil, who studied languages at University and began her […]

Olafur Eliasson: The Tate exhibition that warps perceptions

Our August masterclass saw us take a trip down to the Tate Modern for an exclusive, after-hours tour of the new Olafur Eliasson exhibition ‘In Real Life’. It was an experience that led our brains through twists and turns, always delivering the unexpected… The brilliant creative behind the exhibition, Olafur Eliasson, is a Danish-Icelandic artist […]

New Mo Siewcharran Fund grant receipts announced

The latest Mo Siewcharran Fund grants have been awarded to Oneworld Publications in London, the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond and Theatre Deli in Sheffield. The grant is awarded by the Fund set up in memory of former Nielsen Books Director, Mo Siewcharran, who died in June 2017. Read more about why the Fund was set up here.   Commenting on the Awards, Mo’s husband […]

Warm welcome to new Creative Access Non-Executive Director

Creative Access is delighted to welcome a new Non-Executive Director, Ajoy Roy-Chowdhury, to the team. Ajoy is an Agency Lead at Facebook working across the EMEA region. He has worked extensively in the creative agency sector working at agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, TBWA and AKQA and has deep experience in how creativity combined […]

Rough Assembly to fund BAME media internship in Bristol

Bristol-based Rough Assembly is helping to fund an internship in Bristol for an individual from the BAME community, which is historically under-represented in the media. The Rough Assembly has been running music nights for the Bristol media community for over 10 years with the highlight being its annual Christmas party. Selling out famous Bristol music […]

Latest grant awarded by the Mo Siewcharran Fund to Profile Books

A £5,000 grant has been awarded to Profile Books to support a Marketing and Publicity Assistant (currently being recruited here).  The grant is awarded by the Fund set up in memory of former Nielsen Books Director, Mo Siewcharran, who died in June 2017. Commenting on the Awards, Mo’s husband John said: “Mo was passionate about both […]

The Financial Times to sponsor Creative Access development programme for alumni

According to a recent OFCOM report, employees from an ethnic minority background are less likely to be trained or promoted or be given pay rises. As a result we have formally launched our Development programme which we’re over the moon that the Financial Times are supporting. Josie Dobrin, Chief Executive of Creative Access said: “We have been […]

Creative Access teams up with the Publishers Association for regional roadshow

Creative Access is thrilled to be teaming up with the Publishers Association for three events aimed at encouraging under-represented audiences to pursue a career in publishing. The first event will be taking place in Bristol on the evening of Monday 29th April, kindly hosted by Aardman Animations. The top panel of speakers include: Sharmaine Lovegrove is […]

Creative Access places 1,000th trainee!!!

Creative Access has today placed its 1000th trainee in the creative industries… Set up in 2012, with a mission to change the face of the creative industries, the organisation has already made a huge impact; placing 1,000 candidates in paid 3 to 12 month internships with over 400 different companies and supporting more than 20,000 young […]

Shazia Mirza to host 2019 Creative Industry Showcase at Channel 4

We are thrilled to announce the details of our next Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4’s headquarters in London on Wednesday 13th February… This FREE event is the perfect opportunity for graduates and young people from BAME and lower socio-economic backgrounds to learn about the wide range of career opportunities that are available in the creative industries. Hosted by […]

First grants awarded by the Mo Siewcharran Fund

The first three grants have been awarded by the Fund set up in memory of former Nielsen Books Director, Mo Siewcharran, who died in June 2017. The Fund was established by Mo’s husband, John Seaton, in order to encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in the Arts. The first three grants, […]

Fund launched to support BAME internships in memory of Mo Siewcharran

A memorial fund has been launched in memory of Mo Siewcharran, former Director of Marketing and Communications at Nielsen Books, who died suddenly in June 2017. Mo had worked at Nielsen for over 16 years and before that had worked for Hamlyn, Penguin and Haynes. Mo’s husband, John Seaton, is launching the fund to encourage […]

It’s a green light from the CA audience for brilliant new drama Informer

The CA community gathered together at the Hackney Picturehouse last night, for an exclusive screening of upcoming BBC thriller drama ‘Informer’, followed by a panel with the cast and crew of the show… We kicked off the evening by watching a preview screening of the first episode of Informer, the new, ground-breaking six-part drama due to be aired […]

Creative Access places 900th BAME intern at TATE

Creative Access is thrilled to announce that it has placed its 900th trainee. Intern number 900 is Esra Unal who recently started her role as Digital Marketing Intern at Tate. Esra grew up in London attending a state school. She was the first generation in her family to attend University, joining Queen Mary in London to study English. […]

Curiouser and Curiouser – Creative Access interns find out about creative life at Google

Brimming with questions and searching for answers, 50 Creative Access interns and alumni arrived at Google HQ last night for a masterclass with their creative teams Last night was the third masterclass Google has hosted for Creative Access and as always it left us feeling inspired and energised. From a beautiful space in Google HQ, a mixture of ‘Grandma’s […]

Ain’t no Showcase like a Creative Access Showcase!

Friday morning at Creative Access HQ, and we are still buzzing from the success of our latest Creative Industries Showcase, held last night at Channel 4. More than 200 young BAME people, including many recent graduates, attended the showcase, all of whom aspired for careers in creative industries. They were joined by an incredible panel […]

Creative Access places 800th trainee…

We are thrilled to announce that we have now placed 800 BAME candidates in 4 to 12 month internships with 300 different organisations. Over 80% of our trainees have secured employment in the creative sector at the end of their placements. Anthony Forbes Watson, Managing Director of Pan Macmillan said: “More than half of the 13 interns we’ve […]

Hannah Frank Art raises money to support the Khadija Saye Internship Fund

We were delighted to learn that this year’s appeal by Hannah Frank Art includes the Khadija Saye Internship Fund. Hannah Frank (Al Aaraaf) was born in Glasgow in 1908, studied at Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art. She died in 2008 and exhibitions of her work continue to be held. Fiona Frank, Hannah […]

Anita Rani to host 2018 Creative Industry Showcase at Channel 4

Creative Access is thrilled to announce the details of our next Creative Industries Showcase, hosted by Anita Rani at Channel 4’s headquarters in London on Thursday 15th February. This FREE event is the perfect opportunity for graduates and young people from BAME backgrounds to learn about the wide range of career opportunities that are available in the creative industries. […]

Creative Access CEO, Josie Dobrin, makes list of 100 most influential

We were all thrilled that our CEO and co-founder Josie Dobrin was included the book industry’s 100 most influential people of 2017 by The Bookseller. She’s in great company with so many of our friends from partner companies too – well done to all those included, especially the other first-timers on the list. You can read the […]

Creative Access Awards 2017

Our annual festive party took place last night at our friends and neighbours, the National Theatre. This has been a milestone year for Creative Access, changing from a charity to a Community Interest Company so what better way to celebrate our success with the wonderful people who have helped Creative Access grow? The room was filled with our […]

It’s a hat trick for the National Theatre…

Last night saw a group of over 100 Creative Access interns and alumni make their way to the Lyttleton Lounge at the fabulous National Theatre on the South Bank to get an insight into the world of theatre from some of the industry’s leading luminaries. The theme for the evening was career progression and transferable […]

First Khadija Saye memorial intern begins their internship

We are very pleased to report that our first intern has begun their internship at PEER UK in memory of our friend and former colleague Khadija Saye. Following the devastating news of the death of former Creative Access intern Khadija Saye and her mother Mary Mendy in the fire at Grenfell Tower on June 14 […]

“I’ve never…” – My week at Arvon by Yero Timi-Biu

Our wonderful former -intern, Yero Timi Biu secured her Creative Access internship in 2015 as a Production Assistant at Lupus Films. Since then, she’s been commissioned twice by Channel 4 (you can see her Random Acts film here) and is now working in the Commissioning & Development team at BBC Film. Earlier this month, Yero took […]

“You Could Be Next” – Ex-interns create new video on Creative Access

Want to know more about what it means to be a Creative Access intern?  We are very proud to launch our new video created by our former Creative Access intern at Blink Films – the very talented Malick Kane. Malick, along with a group of fellow students, created the video as part of his MA at the MetFilm School and […]

BBC Director General addresses our interns at their ‘Graduation’

On 19 October, we held the official “graduation” of our second cohort of BBC interns. During 2014 – 15, Creative Access placed 31 trainees in year-long internships and during 2016-17 a further 24. Of the 55 interns, at least 52 are still in the industry, working their way up the ladder. Addressing our interns and […]

Creative Access delighted to be included in Publishers Association Inclusivity Action Plan

The Publishers Association has this month launched a 10 point industry-wide action plan to tackle inclusivity within the industry’s workforce to ensure publishers better reflect the UK population. As part of their plan, they are asking publishers to consider hiring a Publishing Assistant apprentice or a Creative Access Intern. For the full plan, click here.

Help raise money for the Khadija Saye internship

Following the devastating news of the death of former intern Khadija Saye and her mother Mary Mendy in the fire at Grenfell Tower on June 14, we are raising money to establish internships to encourage other young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in the Arts. Khadija believed in the power of local […]

Creative Access mourn loss of former intern Khadija Saye

The entire Creative Access community is absolutely devastated to hear of the death of our former Creative Access intern, Khadija Saye, in this week’s fire at Grenfell Tower. Through Creative Access, Khadija secured a role as an intern from July 2015 to March 2016 at art organisation, Peer UK. Since leaving Peer, her career has […]

Creative Access becomes a not-for-profit social enterprise

We are delighted to announce that Creative Access has now become a not-for-profit social enterprise (officially known as a CIC or Community Interest Company). We will continue to recruit, train and support interns as before, but will be charging a small fee to companies in order to cover some of our costs. We are thrilled that […]

Creative Access Christmas & Awards Party 2016

Yesterday, we were delighted to host our annual festive party at our residence ITV Studios. It wasn’t too long ago that we hit the milestone of placing 700 interns, so what better way to celebrate our success with the wonderful people who have helped Creative Access grow? The room was filled with our talented interns […]

Creative Access will be hosting a CV surgery – 22nd December

Is your CV in need of a vital revamp? Would you like to receive expert advice on how to transform your CV into an eye-catching work of art?  If so, why not sign up for our dedicated CV surgery day.   On Thursday 22nd December, Creative Access will be hosting a CV surgery session at […]

Creative Access, is delighted to announce that it has today placed its 700th intern.

Set up in 2012, with a mission to change the face of the media, the charity has already made a huge impact on the creative industries. Creative Access has placed 700 young BAME candidates in six month or year-long paid internships with over 260 different companies. To date, over 90% of interns have secured employment [...]

Creative Access host Creative Industries Showcase at Faber Academy November 2016

Last night, over 70 people gathered at the Faber Academy in Holborn for our second Creative Industries Showcase of the year. The evening was attended by BAME students and graduates who are all aspiring to have a career in the creative industries. We were thrilled to be joined by an experienced panel of industry speakers [...]

Creative Access to host a Creative Industries Showcase at the Faber Academy – 23rd November

We are delighted to announce the details of our next Creative Industries Showcase, which will be taking place at the Faber Academy in London on Wednesday 23rd November. This FREE event is the perfect chance for young people and graduates from BAME backgrounds to learn about the various career opportunities that are available in the […]

Creative Access welcomes 11 new media partners into the family

Sadly, summer 2016 is now officially over. So what better way to end it than to reflect on our success over one of the busiest summers for us thus far? Meetings, marketing roles, reviewing countless CV’s and interviewing a talented pool of potential candidates, has led to us welcoming 11 new media partners into our family. We welcome Label […]

Record breaking 13 Creative Access interns start internships today

Today is an exciting day as we break our own internship start date record. 13 spectacular interns have embarked on their journeys into the creative industries today, with six of them alone interning at the BBC. The internships are based all over the UK in a variety of sectors: Television, Film, Radio, Book Publishing and Marketing. This talented bunch of […]

Creative Access welcomes six new companies to the family!

Over the past couple of months, we are thrilled to have welcomed six new companies into our Creative Access family: Goldcrest Films, City AM, Origin Pictures, Possessed, Communicorp UK and Fifty Fathoms. These companies have helped kick start the careers of some of our wonderful interns, and we are excited to have them on board as our media partners. […]

Creative Access places its’ 600th intern

Set up in 2012, with a mission to change the face of the media, Creative Access has already made a huge impact on the creative industries. Funded jointly by HM Government and the media sector, Creative Access has placed 600 young BAME candidates in six month or year-long internships with over 230 different companies. To […]

Southbank Centre, Four Corners and The Production Exchange join Creative Access as media partners

This month, Creative Access are delighted to welcome Southbank Centre, Four Corners and The Production Exchange to our growing network of media partners. Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre draws on its heritage as a festival site, […]

Creative Access are delighted to welcome Stand Agency, FT Magazine and Sid Gentle as new media partners

This week, we are delighted to welcome three fantastic new media partners Stand Agency, Sid Gentle and FT Magazine. Founded in 2012, Stand Agency is a PR and social media consultancy that pride themselves on embracing big issues and ideas. Their clients include The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, moneycorp, and Contact the Elderly. The FT Weekend […]

Creative Access alumnus involved in press for award winning book The Loney

Earlier this week, JMP’s book The Loney won Book of the Year at The British Book Industry Awards. Creative Access alumnus, Yassine Belkacemi, was part of the press team who created the publicity campaign for the book, which also won Début Fiction Book of the Year at Monday night’s award. You can read The Bookseller’s full review of […]

Creative Access are delighted to welcome The Animation Guys, Blacklisted and Diagonal View as new media partners

This month Creative Access are extremely proud to welcome three new companies to our growing network of media partners The Animation Guys, Blacklisted and Diagonal View. Based in Shoreditch The Animation Guys offer a range of animation services to the advertising, TV production and film sectors. The Animation Guys specialise in concept development, script writing, storyboarding, 2D […]

Creative Access host an inspirational Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4

Last night, Creative Access hosted an inspirational Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4’s London HQ. Creative Access brought together some of the brightest talent and seasoned creative professionals to give the audience of recent graduates and final year students unrivalled insight into the types of career prospects that are open to them in the creative […]

Creative Access welcome Scoop Films, Royal African Society and Apollo Magazine as new media partners

This week, we are delighted to announce that Scoop Films, Royal African Society and Apollo Magazine have joined our growing list of media partners. Scoop Films is a talent-led production company, based in the heart of Soho, which integrates expertise in all areas of film-making. They write and develop material in-house, enabling them to deliver a […]

Sheffield Doc / Fest, Cassava Republic Press and Tamasha join Creative Access as media partners

This month, we are delighted to welcome Sheffield Doc/Fest, Cassava and Tamasha as new media partners. Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading documentary festival that celebrates the art and business of documentary and programme making. The festival is a hub for all documentary and factual content and comprises of four aspects – film programme for […]

Creative Access have now placed 500 interns!

Creative Access is delighted to announce that we have now placed 500 interns. This achievement was celebrated at an event hosted by Google. Our first ever intern, Dominic Grant and our 500th intern, Hila Mayvand, took centre stage amongst a group of over 200 interns at the event. Since launching in 2012, with a mission to change […]

Mentorn, Punch Records and God’s Own Country join Creative Access as media partners

This month, Creative Access are delighted to welcome Mentorn, Punch Records and God’s Own Country to our growing list of media partners. Established in 1985, Mentorn Media is one of the UK’s longest established independent television production companies. They produce a variety of formats for broadcasters in the UK and worldwide. Their popular programmes include […]

Vernon François, Humble Bee, River & Rowing & Tate join Creative Access as media partners

Creative Access are excited to have placed interns with four new media partners – Vernon François, Humble Bee, River & Rowing and Tate. Based in Bristol, Humble Bee Films is an independent production company that make factual programmes, focusing primarily on nature science and history. Humble Bee produce programmes for a wide range of UK and international broadcasters […]

Creative Access get mentioned in Guardian article on how to tackle diversity in the publishing sector

Creative Access is delighted to have been mentioned in a Guardian article that highlights the issue of diversity in the publishing sector. Titled ‘How do we stop UK publishing being so posh, white and male?’, the article features a number of high profile Creative Access supporters and media partners who talk about the positive changes […]

Creative Access end 2015 with a fantastic end of year party and award ceremony

Last night, Creative Access marked the end of 2015 with a party on the top floor of Hachette’s fabulous new building on the Embankment. The stunning terrace and rooftop views offered spectacular vistas of London at night; the drinks flowed, the mince pies were devoured and the buzz of over 150 interns filled the room. […]

Creative Access welcomes Music Gateway, Thames TV, Hurst and SAGE as media partners

This month we are very excited to welcome Music Gateway, Thames TV, Hurst Publishers and SAGE Publications as media partners. Music Gateway is a unique, all-in-one service that aims to empower music industry professionals and help further their careers by acting as a platform where they can share opportunities, collaborate and find the right talent […]

Creative Access feature in Marketing Week coverage of diversity in the marketing sector

Creative Access are delighted to have been featured in two articles in Marketing Week, which both discuss the issue of diversity, or lack of diversity, in the marketing sector. You can read the articles here: Marketing should lead in cultivating diversity Marketing’s diversity problem

Creative Access interviewed by The Bookseller

Creative Access recently took part in an interview with the publishing magazine, The Bookseller. We discuss the current situation when it comes to diversity in the publishing sector and much more. You can read the full interview here.

Creative Access welcome DV Talent, ClearStory and Watershed Arts Trust as media partners

This month, Creative Access are delighted to welcome DV Talent, ClearStory and Watershed Arts Trust to our growing list of media partners. DV Talent is a media resources company that provides training and production equipment for the broadcast industry. They are the UK’s leading independent training provider for TV professionals and specialise in practical, industry-focused […]

Creative Access intern has a star-studded evening at the Asian Media Awards

Creative Access interns had a wonderful night at the Asian Media Awards last week and our BBC Asian Network intern Amrit Matharu paid a touching tribute to the Punjab2000.com founder Tony Singh Pabla. Creative Access were very proud of our Advisory Board member Gurinder Chadha who won the Best Stage Production award for Bend It Like Beckham: The […]

Creative Access will continue with ‘alternative funding’

Creative Access CEO, Josie Dobrin recently told the publishing magazine The Bookseller, that the charity will continue with an alternative source of funding. You can read the full piece here.

Creative Access welcome Faber & Faber, Pulse Films, Cutlass and Gate Theatre as media partners

Creative Access are excited to welcome Faber & Faber, Pulse Films, Cutlass and Gate Theatre to our growing network of media partners and we have been delighted to see our interns start with them this September. Founded in 1929, Faber & Faber is an independent publishing house that has published some of literature’s most famous […]

Creative Access overwhelmed by support after funding announcement

Creative Access have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the publishing world, and wider creative sector, following Bookseller’s recent article. Creative Access’s current funding under EOP2 will draw to an end during 2016 but we will continue to operate as usual using alternative sources of funding. The response we have received from publishers, interns, […]

H.club 100 awards names Creative Access CEO as an influential figure in publishing and writing

We are extremely proud to announce that Creative Access CEO, Josie Dobrin has been named as one of the most influential people in the publishing and writing sector by the Hospital Club at their annual h.Club.100.

Creative Access’s Creative Industries Showcase was a huge success

Last night, we were delighted to host our seventh Creative Industries Showcase. The evening was attended by over 100 BAME students and graduates who are looking to pursue a career in the creative industries. We were honoured to be joined by an experienced panel of industry speakers representing a the theatre, TV, film, journalism, advertising and book publishing […]

Creative Access delighted to contribute to CIF’s Creative Diversity Report

Creative Access are extremely delighted to have been asked to help with the creation of the Creative Industries Federation’s new Creative Diversity Report. The 52 page report focuses on some of the key diversity issues that the industry is currently facing and details the actions that can be put into place to address these issues. We believe that […]

Roald Dahl Literary Estate, English Touring Theatre and VISTA join Creative Access as media partners

Creative Access are delighted to announce that Roald Dahl Literary Estate, English Touring Theatre and VISTA have now joined our growing team of growing media partners. Roald Dahl Literary Estate manages the copyrights and trademarks of the world’s number one storyteller, Roald Dahl. They work with publishers, filmmakers, theatre producers, merchandisers and licensees to ensure that […]

Creative Access CEO included in the Hospital Club hot 100

Creative Access are delighted that our CEO Josie Dobrin has been included in the Hospital Club annual h.club 100 awards. Josie has been recognised for driving forward our agenda: opening doors for young people from ethnic backgrounds in the creative industries. Please show your support by voting for her here.

Creative Access welcomes Potato, LIFT & Little Gem on board as media partners

Creative Access are extremely excited to welcome new media partners Potato, LIFT and Little Gem to our expanding network of media partners. Potato is a production company that is part of ITV Studios. Their impressive slate of successful TV series The Chase, Autopsy, The Big Reunion and Ninja Warrior UK. LIFT was founded in 1981 and […]

Creative Access place 400th intern

Creative Access was founded in 2012 to provide opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for young people of graduate (or equivalent standard) from under-represented black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic backgrounds. We’ve focussed our activities on 12 main sectors: Advertising, Book Publishing, Film,  Magazine Publishing, Marketing,  Music, Newspapers, PR,  Radio, Talent, Television & […]

Studio Canal, British Council & Entertainment One join Creative Access as media partners

This month, we are delighted to welcome Studio Canal, British Council and Entertainment One as brand new media partners. Studio Canal is one of Europe’s leading companies for the co-production, acquisition, distribution and sales of international feature films and TV series. Their catalogue includes some of Hollywood’s most revered films such as ‘Muholland Drive’, ‘The […]

London Book Fair 2015

Creative Access, in conjunction with The Publishers Association, took two groups of young people to Olympia to experience the London Book Fair 2015. The first group included Creative Access interns who are currently on training programmes with publishers and literary agencies. The second group consisted of bright candidates with an interest in the publishing, keen […]

Creative Access Showcase an outstanding success

Last night Creative Access hosted another amazing Creative Access Showcase at Channel 4. With over 150 prospective interns and 40 representatives from media companies in attendance the atmosphere was electric. The feedback on the evening has been amazing: Full details and photos from the evening are all here.

Another brilliant Creative Industries Showcase

On 1st April 2015 Creative Access hosted their 7th Creative Industries Showcase. For the fourth year in a row the event was held at Channel 4’s fabulous offices in London. Over 150 BAME grads and final year students attended along with 40 representatives from a host of leading UK media companies. The evening kicked off […]

Magic FM’s Angie Greaves to host our Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4

Creative Access are delighted to announce that Magic FM’s Angie Greaves will be hosting our Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4 on Wednesday 1st April. This FREE event is a fantastic opportunity for final year students and graduates from BAME backgrounds to find out about working in the creative sector. The evening will feature a specialist panel of […]

Creative Access set to host Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4

For the third year running, Creative Acccess will be hosting a Creative Industries Showcase at Channel4. Following the success of the Showcases in 2012, 2013 and 2014, we are delighted to announce that the next showcase will take place on Wednesday 1st April 2015 at Channel 4 in London. This FREE event is a fantastic opportunity for graduates from […]

Creative Access collaboration with Film London generates 7 new media partners in animation & film

Last year Creative Access joined forces with Film London to co-fund 12 placement opportunities with a range of animation companies who are looking to cultivate some of the industry’s brightest talent. Since then we have placed interns at Toot, Lupus, Illuminated and Aniboxx. Today we are delighted to announce that the animation companies Bunnyscream Films, […]

National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, 12 Yard, And Other Stories & Voltage TV join Creative Access as media partners

Creative Access are extremely delighted to welcome five fantastic media partners to our growing network of companies; Voltage TV Productions, And Other Stories, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and 12 Yard. National Theatre is the UK’s leading theatre companies. They aim to bring an eclectic mix of new and classic plays to a diverse audience. They constantly […]

Canongate, Creative Industries Federation, Somethin’ Else, The Ink Factory, RadioCentre and I.B. Tauris join Creative Access as media partners

Creative Access is thrilled to be recruiting interns for six new media partners; Canongate, Creative Industries Federation, Somethin’ Else, The Ink Factory, RadioCentre and I.B. Tauris. They join our ever growing network of media companies that are dedicated to increasing diversity amongst their workforce. Canongate Books is one of the UK’s leading independent publishing firms and […]

Independent Talent, Nutopia, Scott Free, Talenthouse join Creative Access as Media Partners

We are thrilled to welcome Independent Talent, Nutopia, Scott Free and Talenthouse as our brand new media partners. Independent Talent is Europe’s largest talent agency who look after the likes of Alex Brooker, Alexa Chung, Richard Hammond and Lauren Laverne. Nutopia is a fast-growing independent film production company who have offices in London and Washington DC and […]

Publishers ‘must do better’ on diversity: Creative Access Feature in The Bookseller

Creative Access’ Chief Executive, Josie Dobrin recently spoke to The Bookseller to discuss the lack of ethnic minorities in the publishing sector. She says “If you want to reflect society you need to be representative of it. If you have employees all from the same cohort—be it all women, or all from one part of […]

A fantastic turn-out for the Creative Industry Showcase – October 2014

Last night we hosted our Creative Industry Showcase for recent BAME graduates who are looking for a career in the creative sector. This was a fantastic opportunity for new graduates to network with senior creative professionals and find out more about the amazing internship opportunities Creative Access has to offer. We invited an expert panel […]

ROAR Global, NMC Recordings, Roughcut TV, Number 9 Films and AKA UK join Creative Access as media partners.

We are extremely delighted to announce 5 new amazing media partners who have all come on board with Creative Access to offer paid internship opportunities. Our new partners cover a variety of creative sectors, making them the perfect addition to our ever growing network. ROAR Global are an entertainment management company that represent everyone from sports […]

Creative Industry Showcase at Freuds PR – Wednesday 22nd October 2014

We are excited to be hosting a free Creative Industry Showcase for 2014 BAME graduates who are looking for a career in the creative sector. The showcase will take place at Freuds PR, London on Wednesday 22nd October between 6 and 8pm and will include a range of inspiring talks from established creative professionals. Whether […]

Creative Industry Showcase – 22nd October 2014

Creative Access is hosting a FREE Creative Industries showcase event for BAME graduates considering a career in the creative industries. This is a unique opportunity for graduates from a BAME background who graduated in 2014 to learn more about working in the creative industries from some senior leaders in the sector. You can register here to reserve your […]

The Donmar Warehouse hosted a brilliant Masterclass for Creative Access in September

Our September Masterclass saw our Creative Access interns enjoy an inspiring event at Covent Garden theatre, the Donmar Warehouse. At the masterclass our interns gained a fascinating insight into the varied and exhilarating world of theatre, learning about the unique collaborative nature of the industry. Hosted by the Donmar Warehouse’s Education Manager, Sam Maynard, the panel was […]

John Murray Press, Kartel, CoVi and Comic Relief have joined Creative Access as media partners

We are excited to announce our four amazing new media partners across the creative industries, they have teamed up with us to create unique paid internships. These brilliant opportunities include an internship at the UK’s oldest publishing house, John Murray Press; independent music company, Kartel Music Management; innovative think tank CoVi (Common Visions) and ground breaking charity […]

Skills Minister announces multi-million pound drive to boost diversity in creative industries

Creative Access welcomes today’s Government funding announcement, which will allow us to recruit nearly 300 more interns with 150 media partners over the next two years. It’s wonderful news for all the young people and media partners we work with. Our founder, Michael Foster, said: “The Employer Ownership programme is putting employers in the driving seat of […]

Creative Access are part of the BFI’s new diversity scheme

Creative Access are delighted to announce that we are an intrinsic part of the  BFI’s new diversity scheme. From September BFI-backed productions must comply with new ‘three ticks’ rule that adhere to new diversity quotas, working with Creative Access  gives companies one of the 3 ticks needed . The approach is also backed by UK producers’ association […]

Swan Films partners with Creative Access

As always, Creative Access are delighted to announce our latest internships with our new media partner independent production company Swan Films.

ITV Yorkshire, Absolute Marketing and Distribution, Sweet Cherry Publishing, Hungry Bear and Furniss Lawton partner with Creative Access

We have been be busy here at Creative Access and are excited to announce that we have 6 new media partners that are based across the Creative Industries. We have teamed up with our media partners to create paid internships throughout the country in journalism, TV, Publishing, Music and Marketing. Our new partners are; local TV […]

BBC announce positions for 20 Creative Access interns

Creative Access Interns were invited to Elstree Studios where Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, announced that the BBC will be taking on 20 Creative Access interns as part of a package to help address the on and off-screen representation of the BAME community at the BBC. News of these new internships have been published on a […]

City-Insights and Billion Dollar Boy have joined with Creative Access to create two amazing marketing internships.

We are happy to announce that creative digital company, City-Insights and  YouTube production company Billion Dollar Boy, as our new media partners.

Arrow Media, Britespark Films and WAG TV have joined with Creative Access to create three new internships.

We have three brilliant new media partners, world leading content company Arrow Media, innovative film production company Britespark Films and world leading producers of factual television, WAG TV.

The leading journalist, author and curator, Hannah Pool, has joined with Creative Access to create an exciting new internship.

Hannah Pool is an influential journalist, author and curator. She is a former Guardian journalist and has written extensively on fashion, race issues and has spoken at TedX on the issue of identity. Her memoir, My Father’s Daughter, achieved international critical acclaim, which documented her journey to Eritrean to meet her biological family for the […]

Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4 – April 2014

Creative Access was delighted to host two Creative industry showcases at Channel 4 on March 31 and April 30 2014. Our second Creative Industries Showcase of the year was a fantastic night that left our 200 plus guests inspired. A big thank you to our fantastic speakers on the night: • Sathnam Sanghera – Features […]

London Book Fair 2014

Creative Access took a group of talented young people with an ambition to work in Publishing to London Book Fair 2014. It was a unique opportunity for our group to gain an insight and advice from high flyers within the industry. Creative Access also co-hosted a seminar with The Publishing Association on The Changing Face […]

Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4 – March 2014

There was an absolutely amazing atmosphere at our Creative Industries Showcase on Monday 31st March 2014. It was great to hear that so many people were inspired by our fantastic speakers: • Murad Ahmed – Technology Reporter, The Times • Ola Animashawun – Trustee, Paines Plough / Associate, Royal Court Theatre • Farzana Baduel – […]

Lupus Films and Quite Frankly are our new media partners.

We have two fantastic new media partners, Lupus Films, who produce high quality live-action and animated television programmes and feature films predominantly for children and family audiences and Quite Frankly, the award winning video production company.

BBH, the leading advertising agency has just signed up to Creative Access.

We are proud to annouce our new partnership with one of the world’s most famous creative advertising agencies, BBH. BBH has produced campaigns for many of the world’s most illustrious brands. BBH has offices in London, New York, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, Los Angeles, and Stockholm and employs 1000 staff worldwide.      

Raw, Linstock Communications & Firecracker Films are the latest media partners to sign up to Creative Access.

We are delighted to announce our three new media partners Raw, the multi-award winning production company that tells great stories with passion, integrity and style. Award-winning PR management consultancy, Linstock Communications & leading television and digital production company, Firecracker Films.