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Navigating unconscious bias in the creative industry as a mixed-race woman

Navigating unconscious bias in the creative industry as a mixed-race woman

Sophia began her career as a Creative Access intern working as a Development Researcher for an independent TV production company in Manchester and is now on the Creative Access Advisory Board. Over the last five years, Sophia has been developing her portfolio in the factual documentary space and currently works as an Assistant Producer for […]

Why cooking is the best way to relax in lockdown

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

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

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 […]

COVID-19: Resources and funding support

COVID-19: Resources and funding support

Helpful resources and further support for those affected by the Coronavirus crisis The Creative Access team are now working remotely and doing our best to ensure our Community is well supported to manage the challenges that the global situation presents. We appreciate that these are challenging times for everyone, and especially conscious that interns, trainees […]

Amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do

Amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do

In honour of Jessica Kingsley Publisher’s upcoming book ‘The Bigger Book of Amazing Dyslexics’, we spoke to authors Kathy Forsyth and Kate Power about the incredible work that dyslexic people do across all the creative industries! Welcome to the colourful world of dyslexia. Looking to inspire our teenage dyslexics through secondary school and college, we spent three […]

Sophie Duker to host 2020 Creative Industry Showcase at Channel 4

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 […]

Under the Hammer at Sotheby’s…

Under the Hammer at Sotheby’s…

There’s a first time for everything, and this month’s masterclass saw Creative Access’s head to the prestigious offices of global auction house, Sotheby’s. We were joined by a panel of Sotheby’s own professionals; from jewellery experts to client developers, who showed us that there is really more to auction houses than meets the eye. Set […]