According to a recent report, just over one in eight of all UK businesses are in the creative industries. It’s an area where the number of jobs are growing faster than average, and where around 94% employ fewer than 10 staff. Exciting stuff!
Our Creative and Culture week offers a snapshot of work in the creative industries. With so many smaller employers, building a strong network is even more important. Connecting with professionals in the areas that interest you can be a way to get advice, tips and to hear about relevant opportunities. This week you can meet professionals working in museums, heritage, galleries, gaming and visual fx. You’ll hear about the different career paths people have taken, how they secured their first roles, and top tips they have for others looking to follow similar paths. There will be plenty of time to put your won questions to the panel too.
Many who work in the creative industries do so on a freelance or self-employed basis, from producers and event managers, to artists and graphic designers. But how do freelancers find and secure work? How do they ensure they earn enough money to live? How do they develop the additional skills needed to run a business? We’ll be putting these questions and more to our freelance artists and creatives so don’t miss this opportunity to pick up valuable tips and advice.
|Explore careers in museums, heritage and galleries||Tuesday 03 March||18:00 - 20:00||Palmer 1.02|
|Explore careers in gaming and visual FX||Wednesday 04 March||17:00 - 19:00||Palmer 1.02|
|Surviving and thriving as an artist or freelance creative||Thursday 05 March||12:00 - 13:30||Palmer 1.04|