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My Kickstart Experience – by Annabella Costantino

My Kickstart Experience – by Annabella Costantino

In response to COVID-19, Kickstart placements have given young people the opportunity to work in a range of creative industries, bridging the gap of unemployment that the pandemic has caused. Annabella Costantino, recent MA Publishing Media graduate from Oxford Brookes University, is a current Kickstart placement holder at inclusive children’s fiction studio, Storymix. Can you […]

Writing your CV and covering letter for jobs in the creative industries

Writing your CV and covering letter for jobs in the creative industries

Love literature? TV addict? Crazy about the sound of music? So, how do you actually make a career out of it? So whether you’re a fresh-faced graduate or a seasoned professional looking to make a career-changing move, make sure you check out our tips on how to create an outstanding CV and cover letter…   Composing […]

Creative Access Spotlight – Stephen Page OBE

Creative Access Spotlight – Stephen Page OBE

It’s time for our Spotlight Series blog post once again! Creative Access Chair and Executive Chair of Faber Books, Stephen Page OBE talks to our Marketing Assistant Larah Yearwood about all things publishing and Creative Access… You began your career in bookselling, how did you get into that? I grew up near Birmingham and I […]

Creative Access Spotlight – Yasmin Hemmings

Creative Access Spotlight – Yasmin Hemmings

The Creative Access team has grown and with so many great new additions, we’re letting you in behind the scenes. We’re excited for you all to know a little bit more about our roles. So, grab a cuppa, sit back and relax while we shine the first CA Spotlight on our brilliant Kickstart Coordinator, Yasmin […]

“To make a difference, show up and be your brilliant best” – staff from MIF speak festivals at Masterclass

“To make a difference, show up and be your brilliant best” – staff from MIF speak festivals at Masterclass

The team behind the Manchester International Festival (MIF) shared their varied career journeys as well as insights into working on major events with our community in our latest industry Masterclass.  Ebony Montague chaired the discussion. Ebony joined MIF in 2019 in the role of HR Administrator, having previously worked in a call centre environment. Working […]

Creative Access & Penguin Random House re-open publishing mentoring programme

Creative Access & Penguin Random House re-open publishing mentoring programme

Applications now open for mentoring programme for those seeking career advancement in publishing The programme follows Penguin Random House’s commitment to better support emerging creative talent from under-represented communities as part of its accelerated inclusivity action plan Creative Access and Penguin Random House have re-opened applications for their new mentoring programme which will see senior […]

Ashley Francis-Roy talks about his journey from researcher to AP…

Ashley Francis-Roy talks about his journey from researcher to AP…

Ashley Francis-Roy did a year-long internship at the BBC in their Arts team from September 2014 to September 2015. Since then he’s worked as a researcher at Pulse Films and then an Assistant Producer at Acme Films, working on a Jay Z and Kanye West film for Channel 4. He’s currently an Assistant Producer at […]