Creative Careers & Skills

Our Creative Careers program comes in two strands, our pioneering Creative Careers Academy which supports young under-represented people (18-25) entering the creative industries with paid work placements (London Living Wage salaries) across different organisations based here at Somerset House as well as Open Skills events, workshops and talks.  Our Creative Job Studio in partnership with The Creative Society helps demystify creative roles through face to face networking sessions with industry professionals, curated artistic events, talks, screenings and podcasts. Our platforms offer advice, tangible skills and inspiration.

Creative Job Studio

Events

Join us for a series of open events to hear the inside voices from the Creative sector and to hone your skills to give yourself a competitive edge in the workplace.

Upcoming events

UPGRADE YOURSELF: PEER EXCHANGE WITH EVI KALOGIROPOULOU | THU 14 MAY 2020 | FREE
Evi presents her career so far working as a sculptor, filmmaker and visual artist, exhibiting her work in institutions, museums and international art fairs.

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UPGRADE YOURSELF: PEER EXCHANGE WITH NABIHAH IQBAL | THU 28 MAY 2020 | FREE
Nabihah Iqbal discusses her music career, how she got started out in the industry and what motivates her to create and share music.

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UPGRADE YOURSELF: PEER EXCHANGE WITH AKIL BENJAMIN | THU 11 JUN 2020 | FREE
Akil Benjamin of COMUZI will present his engaging and practical workshop on how to develop a sustainable creative practise to pay your bills.

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

UPGRADE YOURSELF: PEER EXCHANGE WITH MAEVE BRENNAN | THU 30 APR | FREE
Maeve Brennan provided insight into her practice as an artist and filmmaker based in London.

 

TECH - RESPONSIBLE TECHNOLOGY | THU 07 NOV 2019 | FREE
How can we anticipate the unintended consequences of technology on people and society?

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WHAT CREATIVES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FINANCE | THU 17 OCT 2019 | FREE
Join consultant Remi Harris as she walks us through some of the practical how to’s of freelance finance.


YOUR CREATIVE IDEAS: JAMS, MAKE-A-THONS & DESIGN SPRINTS @ GOOGLE WITH RACHEL ILAN SIMPSON | THU 24 JAN 2019 | FREE
“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye” – Dorothy Parker

Explore a potential business idea or project using the five stages of the Sprint Process. You will gain insight into problem solving, feasibility testing and above all, take away a tried and tested approach to evolving creative ideas.

 

 

 

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEAD IS (SUPPORT SKILLS) | THU 06 DEC 2018 | FREE
“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art” – Andy Warhol

A practical workshop bringing business acumen and finance skills to equip you in a professional working environment that underpin creativity and ensure sustainable business.

 

MEET THE CREATIVE CAREERS ACADEMY / TELL YOUR STORY (MARKETING SKILLS) | THU 19 JUL 2018 | FREE
“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein

Find out more about the Creative Careers Academy, gain inspiration from creative professionals and get the inside track by meeting the first work placement participants and consider how social media can be an asset in your career.  Includes a chance to see The Influence Project exhibition and creative CV surgery.
 

CREATIVE RISK TAKERS (TECH SKILLS) | THU 11 OCT 2018 | FREE
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

In the second of our series of Open Skills events, join Hypen Lab’s Ece Tankal & Dr Romy Gad el Rab as they give an introduction to virtual reality (VR), content development, technical options, current research and how to get the ideas started.