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Economy

Creative industries outline an ambitious vision and strategy for 2020

Businesses and Government cannot rest on their laurels if the UK shall maintain the position as a world leader for the creative industries. Launched at the Create UK event last wednesday, hosted by Facebook, attended by Vince Cable Secretary of State...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

TV shows about the creative sector? Pah! Who needs 'em?

Antiques Roadshow, Flog It!, Bargain Hunt, Cash in The Attic, Dickinson's Real Deal - there’s no doubt the BBC and ITV recognise the crucial role selling old stuff plays in the cultural fabric of the UK. Indeed, one cannot help but be impressed...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Crafts aren't creative – they're, well, erm...

Earlier this month, there was widespread consternation and outrage that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is going to exclude the 'crafts' as a category under the banner of 'creative industries'. Having done some work on a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

What Happened To Your Salary?

Generating £10 million an hour, the creative industries in the UK are an engine of growth for the economy. We need your help to unveil how this booming industry felt about worth, satisfaction and gender equality in the past year in our annual...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Panic stations: leaving London and moving to t’sticks

As I sit down to write my blog today, I’m a bit anxious. You see, we moved on Saturday. But this was no ordinary move. I’ve left the creative centre of the country (and some would argue of the world) and gone to live in a place where...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Economy

UK Creative Industries hit record high!

According to new figures recently published by the UK's Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS), the UK's creative sectors (which encompasses everything from film, tv and music to advertising and design) were worth £76.9 billion a year to...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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14 day celebration for creative, tech & converging industries

Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015 - register your Open House & get listed in The Source V4 now! Calling all studios, co-working spaces, venues, galleries, restaurants, maker spaces, cinemas, awesome meetup networks and more! Over 15,000 people from...

Posted by: Digital Shoreditch
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Events

Young creatives set to crash the stage at Creative Circle 2019

This year’s opening president's address at the Creative Circle Ball will be delivered with a difference as young creatives are given a voice at the event. Ana and Hermeti Balarin, ECDs at Mother London, are inviting students and those in the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Creative Opinions: GDPR

This week, on May 25, data protection rules across Europe will undergo the biggest change in the last two decades. It's a change two years in the making. In April 2016, after years of negotiations and legal tussling, officials agreed upon the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

The Northern Creative Revolution

Make no mistake the creative industries are thriving. The value to the UK economy exceeded £91 billion in 2016 and the sector is growing faster than any other. 1 in every 8 businesses in the UK is now defined as ‘creative’ which...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Careers

Making creative choices at the start of your career

Reflecting on some mentoring I've done in the past with digital, creative and marketing people at the start of their careers (as part of the Direct Marketing Association's mentoring scheme) and it is very clear to see that many feel overwhelmed by...

Posted by: Ross Taylor
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Careers

Discover your creative career

Escape Studios has been at the forefront of creative education since 2002, offering courses in VFX, Games, Animation and Motion Graphics. They work hand in hand with industry experts from top post production studios including DNeg, The Mill, MPC and...

Posted by: Escape Studios
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Careers

Challenges ahead for Creative Recruitment in the SW

Our recent Creative Employment Survey revealed an optimistic outlook with 39.5% of respondents sure that growth is ahead. But what are the anticipated challenges that may lie ahead for the creative industries? Although 76.7% of respondents think that...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Design

Explosive D&AD 2017 creative from The Beautiful Meme

Courtesy of The Beautiful Meme, the D&AD Festival 2017 creative was unveiled this week - with an explosion of colours, textures and shapes representing the ever shifting nature of our category, thinking and work. This year, the iconic D&AD Pencils...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

Sadiq Khan wants to transform Thames Estuary into Creative Hub

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is lobbying the Government to turn the Thames Estuary into a major hub for the creative industries. The proposal, which posits the Thames Estuary as “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries,” even...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

Black Friday 2016: A Creative Review

Black Friday is a very modern phenomenon. A true triumph of commercialism, it's a perfectly placed date in the cultural calendar that gained so much attention a few years ago that South Park deemed it necessary to construct a feature-length episode...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Creative Discussions: The verdict on Trump from Droga5, Cheil & more...

It's been 2 weeks now since D-Day (Donald Day) and our divided world has grown even more so in the ensuing noise, chaos and horror. The creative industries, however, prove ever resilient, and whilst my previous piece from last week regarding the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Gort Scott transform 1960s Walthamstow office block into creative hub

The London-based architectural studio Gort Scott has converted a rundown office block in the city's Walthamstow area into a hub for local creatives, featuring co-working spaces, maker studios and even a bakery cafe. Walthamstow Central Parade was...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Creative community called upon to back &Sons global fashion brand

The launch of a pioneering clothing brand &Sons invites members of the creative community to pledge for their style via a Kickstarter campaign calling on those within the creative industries to back a hardwearing, timeless and expertly crafted...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

The creative industry responds to the effects of Brexit

“The situation can be (in broad terms) broken down as such: Bigots voting for economic isolation, and a grave instability the people who will actually live to see it (for the most part) don't want. Politics is broken. We are not governing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Careers

What is the future of creative talent?

Creativity in London is in a great place and the output of agencies is now as diverse as ever. Sure; there are still fantastic TV ads, such as this years British Arrows Commercial of the Year by AMV’s Mike Sutherland and Ant Nelson for Currys...

Posted by: Gemini People
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Inspiration

Creative Cultural Calendar for 2016

It seems like every year the creative calendar gets bigger and 2016 is no different. But with more festivals than you could shake a pencil at, how do you decide what’s worth your money? We’ve taken a look at the year ahead and pulled out...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Design

London's Old Manor Park Library reborn as creative workspace

The Old Manor Park Library in Newham, London, is to be transformed into a new workspace for creative businesses and artists by architects Nicholas Lobo Brennan and Astrid Smitham, who were appointed by the arts organisation Create. The duo want to...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Economy

Creative industry employment dwarfing other sectors

When people ask me what I do for a living, I often simply reply; “I write.” This response is often met either by furrowed brows, genuine interest or complete surprise, as it would appear that to some people, the concept of actually making...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

How To Solve The Digital Creative Copyright Paradigm

Imagine if no artist had ever signed their canvas. What would the art market look like today, how would works be attributed; valued, bought and sold? Artists do identify their work and have access to well organised and established routes to revenues...

Posted by: Creative Barcode
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Economy

Ed Milliband makes creative promises

When it comes to politics, I personally put little stock in the personality of a party leader. Just because a person comes across as unlikeable and more than a little boring, doesn't necessarily mean they will make a poor leader or that their...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

If You Want Creative Job Applicants, Make a Creative Application.

Our guest post from Erin Osterhaus, Managing Editor of The New Talent Times, explains why she believes you need a creative application to attract creative applicants. In creative industries, standard job applications don’t attract the right...

Posted by: Source

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