What’s New in the Creative Industries?

(27 July 2022)

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Wednesday 27 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.




UNBOXED: StoryTrails

Commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, StoryTrails is a magical AR and VR immersion into the hidden histories that have shaped 15 UK towns and cities. DJ McDowall is one of StoryTrails 50 creative practitioners trained in immersive technology. In this Arts Professional feature, DJ shares how these skills can celebrate communities and foster a sense of belonging.

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Coalition For Change: Sign the Freelance Charter

The Coalition for Change is a pan-industry group to improve freelance working practices in the UK TV sector. Visit their  website to sign up to their Freelance Charter, and to use their resources for onboarding or signposting to freelancers.

Read the Freelance Charter



Edinburgh TV Festival

Wednesday 24 August – Friday 26 August, Edinburgh

After two years online, Edinburgh TV Festival will be returning to Edinburgh for an in-person event. Offering more than 60 keynotes, debates and masterclasses, the Festival is famous for its provocative and entertaining sessions. Speakers this year include Brian, Cox, Rose Ayling-Ellis, Rose Matafeo, Dolly Alderton and many more. Passes are available now.

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Conversations about Research, Arts, Innovation, and Creativity, 2022 

Thursday 15 September, London

What Next? East London and DanceGRiST in collaboration with QMUL Network Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy is delighted to announce their first collaborative networking event.  Expect to meet a cross-section of arts and culture freelancers, small, medium and large arts organisations, commercial organisations interested in creative ideas and QMUL faculty and students interested in research and collaboration.

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Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN):

Paid professional development opportunity for artists in the North West

Embracing Possibilities is a paid peer-led professional development project for artists and arts workers from marginalised and underrepresented communities based in the North West, who are passionate about climate justice, place-making and health or wellbeing and would like to grow their local networks.

Organised by CVAN England’s Fair and Equitable programme and CVAN North West, Embracing Possibilities involves skills-sharing at an in person day-long gathering in Blackpool on Tuesday 16 August and a follow-up online session in Autumn 2022. CVAN invite artists and artsworkers at any stage in their career who are interested in participating to respond to the expressions of interest by Monday 1 August.

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FORMAT International Photography Festival

FORMAT International Photography Festival and QUAD are recruiting for three job opportunities, to be based at QUAD, Derby, to play a key role in the festival taking place in Derby and satellite regions from Thursday 16 March to Sunday 9 April 2023.


FORMAT Producer

Closing date: Sunday 7 August


FORMAT Photobook Market Curator

Closing date: Sunday 14 August


FORMAT Volunteer Coordinator

Closing date: Sunday 14 August


Film London

Film London, the capital’s screen industries agency, are recruiting an Employment Support & Progression Co-ordinator to work with its Equal Access Network (EAN) and the Creative Skills Academy. With a focus on people from diverse backgrounds who have typically been under-represented in the industry, the EAN successfully places people into paid employment, offering support through masterclasses, courses and bespoke careers advice.


Skills & Guidance Project Manager

Closing date: Monday 1 August


Employment Support & Progression Co-ordinator

Closing date: Monday 8 August


Big Creative Training

Big Creative Training (BCT) is a well-established and expanding creative industry training provider, improving the lives of young people through high quality training and creative industry experiences.


Part-Time Animation Tutor

Part-Time Digital T-Level Tutor

Games Design & Animation Tutor

Creative Marketing Tutor and Work Coach

Games Design Tutor



UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university. Opening in 2022 and 2023, UCL East will unite academic activities across experiments, arts, society and technology, integrating research and education, theory and practice – with cross-disciplinarity, innovation and public engagement. Their new BA Media programme are recruiting for a Lecturer in 3D Animation


Lecturer in 3D Animation at UCL (jobs.ac.uk)

Closing date: Monday 15 August




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