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Creative Job Studio

Inspirational talent and skills development space for young people to meet arts organisations and creative professionals.

What is the Creative Job Studio?

The Creative Job Studio is London’s new space where young people from all backgrounds can meet employers, chat about skills development and network with other creatives. From friendly drop-ins and careers days to a programme of open discussions and artistic events, it provides a fresh platform for unheard voices and opens the door to hidden talents,  it exists to ensure the creative industries has a workforce representative of our society, it is an informal yet impactful space.

UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

"This is exactly what is needed for new people trying to get into the industry"

Creative Job Studio attendee

Join us to chat face to face with people working in the arts, gain first-hand experience of their own career development, learn about the different roles within arts organisations and seek advice for your own creative career.

Testimonials

"The Creative Job Studio is the culmination of nearly 10 years of working with young people hoping to break into the creative industries. CJS turns the traditional model of the Jobcentre on its head and provides an inspirational space where creative people can meet employers, receive meaningful careers guidance, and showcase their creative talents"

Martin Bright, Founder & CEO, The Creative Society

“The Creative Job Studio aims to encourage young people from all backgrounds and the range of talent at these sessions is really inspiring”

Jonathan Reekie, Director, Somerset House Trust

“For young people, it's a welcome space to meet experienced creatives – ask questions, share ideas and find out the things they don’t know they need to know! For me, it was equally valuable – to get an inside track of what up-and-coming creatives want for their future, and what matters to them most”

Ali Vermilio, Creative Director at UNIFORM

“The studio was a great opportunity for young people to get some practical advice, share knowledge and realise what potentials there may be in their future. A really open space for talking and learning”

Sarah Divali, Project Coordinator, HUBBUB

"It was a very useful,  informative and interesting event, opportunities to link up with creative minds and share ideas. It was good to meet a young designer at the event - Nom, who is going to help update Abundance Arts' website"

Folasade Babarinde, Abundance Arts

“I would have loved to have gone to something like Creative Job Studio when I was younger! It’s really exciting to have such a variety of creative organisations in the same room sharing knowledge and opportunities with the next generation of industry professionals”

Liz Coomb, Head of Programmes, Music for Youth

“The Creative Job Studio is a fantastic event for young people to gain access and understanding to the full range of arts opportunities and potential careers within the creative industries across the country’s capital and beyond. The event is perfectly positioned for organisations and the next generation of creatives to meet and learn from one another”

Rob Lehmann of Young Vic Taking Part

PREVIOUS CREATIVE JOB STUDIO PARTICIPANTS

A great variety of Somerset House residents and creative industry professionals have joined us including: Makerversity, Uniform, Light & Motion, ICA, National Theatre, Google Digital Garages, Catsnake, Art Monthly, Stack Magazine, Anthropologie, Somerset House Trust, HUBBUB, OperaUpClose, V&A, Mighty Productions, Siren PR, Mobo, Young Vic Theatre, Litro, Music for Youth, Sound and Music, Julie’s Bicycle, Improbable, ADSHOT, Purple PR, London Design Biennale, Thames Festival Trust, Clerkenwell Films, Creative United, Barbican, Sour Lemons, Marguerite London, ThomFong, Say Fromage, Engage, Fashion Gallery Space (LCF), Snook, Royal College of Art and Custhom. 

Further reading

 

The Creative Job Studio is a partnership between The Creative Society and Somerset House, supported by Arts Council England.

Creative Job Studio