Our vision: Working towards a day when Britain’s society is truly reflected in our creative industries
Creative Access is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to recruiting BAME talent and those from lower SES backgrounds in the creative industries.
We help young people, from under-represented communities throughout the UK, to access creative careers. Working with UK’s most successful creative firms, we provide a range of services to help bring in diverse talent to organisations; we facilitate paid 3 to 12 month-long internships; provide employer training and host an opportunities board for organisations to list their roles.
We operate across ten different creative sectors:
- Book Publishing
- Museums & Galleries
- Newspaper & Magazine Publishing
- PR, Advertising & Marketing
We work with large, small and medium-sized companies right across the UK, from Bristol to Newcastle and from Cardiff to Manchester. Our interns have been placed with almost 300 organisations, including global brands such as ITV, Hachette, Apple, Tate, Pan Macmillan and the National Theatre.
Creative Access has been set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC, pronounced ‘kick’ not ‘sick’). This means we are a not-for-profit social enterprise and that all profits are re-invested.
But what really gives us a ‘CIC’? (sorry – couldn’t resist!). Our decisions are driven by the interests of both the young people and the companies with whom we work. This sets us apart from other organisations where all decisions are ultimately about increasing profits. Of course, in order to be able to continue our work in the long-term, we can’t lose money, so we are hugely grateful to all our industry partners and to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for their invaluable support.