Nurturing emerging creators is pivotal in unlocking the creative sectors full potential. To shed light on the challenges faced by those early in their creative careers, we asked 1,800 individuals breaking into the industry how they felt about creating in the UK.
It has been a little more than a hundred years since women were first given a voice in UK politics; yet the last couple of years have still demonstrated a real chasm in securing women’s equal footing within our society. So how is the UK doing? Presently, 74% of UK companies still pay higher rates to their male staff and, worryingly, the number of women in Britain’s biggest company boardrooms has shrunk in 2018.
It would be dangerous to blindly celebrate the creative industries success—we’re reaping fruit planted decades ago. Here are a few points we must consider to ensure our creative future.
Never have we had so much creative talent in the UK. However, it’s getting harder to support creatives. How can we make sure that creative is supported in the next generation and beyond, and remain global creative leaders?