What’s New in the Creative Industries?

(13 July 2022)

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Wednesday 13 July 2022

What’s New in the Creative Industries?


Our Federation members represent some of the most exciting organisations from across the Creative Industries. We have curated a snapshot of our members’ activities from across the Creative Industries – including research, campaigns, events and opportunities.

If you are a Federation member and would like to be featured, get in touch with us at membership@wearecreative.uk

If you are interested in becoming a Federation member, find out more on our website or complete our Expression of Interest Form.




Edinburgh Launches Ambitious Festivals Vision

Edinburgh Festivals have come together with their stakeholders on the Edinburgh Festivals Forum to launch a joint Vision for the future. Launched in the festivals’ 75th anniversary year, Edinburgh: City of Imagination is a vision for a resilient and ambitious Festival City by 2030 – based on the unique value the festivals bring in connecting people, inspiring creative ideas, and bringing places alive in concentrated moments of communal celebration.

The 2030 Vision is to be a world leading sustainable festival city, based on six ambitions and an accompanying series of twelve actions across festivals and their stakeholders – a collective effort and leadership aimed at ensuring that Edinburgh’s Festival City flourishes even in uncertain times. It recognises that in order to renew and rebuild after two damaging years, there is a need to adapt in this changed era while holding onto fundamental purposes.

Download the 2030 Vision


 The UK: Creator of Responsible Fashion & Textiles

There are only eight years left to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Combine this with ever increasing global voluntary and mandatory requirements, where can you look for a source of trusted, authentic, sustainable and durable fashion and textiles?

UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has launched a campaign at Premiere Vision, Paris, highlighting the crucial requirement for responsible textiles. To demonstrate the solutions that the UK can offer, our campaign is focused around five key messages: sustainability, innovation, creativity, authenticity and durability.

UKFT are on an ambitious journey towards a circular fashion and textiles system. UK industry and researchers are co-creating innovations along the entire supply chain, pushing boundaries to create a planet and people-positive future.

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Shine 2022 – Goldsmiths’ Centre

The Goldsmiths’ Centre are delighted to share news that this year’s Shine 2022, the annual new talent showcase in jewellery and silversmithing, returns with a line-up of nine of the most exciting up-and-coming makers. Running 21 Sep – 22 Dec at The Goldsmiths’ Centre.

Find out more


ABTT Online Mental Health First Aid Training (2 day course): 18th-19th July

Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) will be delivering a two-day Mental Health First Aid England model of training. The online model allows for extended breaks with individual learning from the MHFE learning hub. The retail price is £300 per person and the ABTT are kindly offering it at £150 plus VAT.

Book your spot




Class of 2022

Dazed and Circa present Class of 2022 –  an open call for moving image creators to submit a two-and-a-half-minute piece of work, responding to this year’s theme, “A Future World”. 30 finalists will become the Class of 2022, see their work screened on the Piccadilly lights and other screens globally, across the month of September. One winner will also win a £30,000 cash prize to put towards future work.

View entry requirements and submission page



FORMAT International Photography Festival welcome diverse and imaginative proposals from international photographers, curators, artists and collectives that represent the state of photography as it is today.

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