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“Arts and culture transforms my ability to understand myself and others” – a dazzling theatre Q&A

Q&A with Yamin Choudhury and Stephenson Ardern-Sodje We were delighted to be joined by Yamin Choudhury and Stephen Ardern-Sodje for this week’s Thursday Thoughts on theatre! Yamin is Artistic Director of Hackney Empire, a renowned theatre that has seen a score of talent come through its doors over its one-hundred-and-twenty-year history. Yamin first joined the […]

“Creativity is the first thing that comes out of crisis and chaos” – wise words from Jonny Geller

Every fortnight, we hold a discussion with leading figures in the creative industries, each one hosted by a former Creative Access trainee. Yesterday we were thrilled to be joined by Jonny Geller and Cameron Myers. Jonny is CEO of Original Talent and Chairman of Curtis Brown Literary & Talent Agency which represents actors, presenters, authors, playwrights and directors […]

Sign up for our series of inspirational talks from leading creative industry figures

Join Creative Access for some inspirational talks from leading figures in the creative industries, each one hosted by a former Creative Access trainee. More events will be added as they are confirmed so keep an eye on this page and sign up via the links below: 4th June, 4pm: Q&A WITH THE CAST & CREW […]

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‘I’ve seen people ‘volunteer’ for roles that are actual jobs’

What are the job prospects for the class of 2020? In a fragile graduate market, some employers are cancelling or deferring offers. Creative Access’ Chief Executive, Josie Dobrin, talks to the Financial Times about a new trend to position unpaid work as ‘volunteering’. Full article here. 

Creative Access featured in ITV’s Social Purpose Impact Report

Our partners at ITV have featured Creative Access in their 2019 Social Purpose Impact Report. The report discusses the work that Creative Access does with ITV and interviews Edwina Otira, Assistant Producer, Peston, and former Creative Access trainee. Read it on page 34 of their report here.

McCann Health Launches IGNITE Internship with the help of Creative Access – coverage from Little Black Book

With the help of Creative Access, McCann Health has launched IGNITE – a creative careers programme open to any and all creatives. Read Little Black Book’s full coverage here.

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Why cooking is the best way to relax in lockdown

We caught up with Mareyah Bhatti, our intern with Forum for the Future, who talked to us all about her food blog Carbon Foodprints and how sustainable cooking has been keeping her sane during lockdown.  Graduating with a Geography degree means I have a well-established passion for the environment, and it’s something I wanted to integrate […]

Valuing disability in the publishing industry

This post is written by three people with disabilities who work in academic publishing – Simon Holt (Senior Acquisitions Editor, Elsevier) is visually impaired, Katy Alexander (Global Director for Marketing and Communications, Digital Science) has dyslexia, and Becky Degler (Digital Product Manager, Wiley) has chronic migraine. Diversity is finally at the forefront of the agenda […]

Freelance television’s diversity problem

We caught up with former Creative Access intern Dean Webster, who spoke about the need for greater accountability when it comes diversity in the freelance television workforce… I started my career in television seven years ago as a Creative Access & PACT Diversity intern, where I was given a fully paid placement at Shine and […]