New Deal of the Mind has become The Creative Society
Since founder and CEO Martin Bright wrote the article that kick-started our work, the concept of a New Deal of the Mind has provided a mutually rewarding service in which creative organisations and businesses have directly benefitted from the creation of over 1000 sustainable jobs for young people.
As our work has evolved however, we’ve had to evolve with it, and now need a new way to better reflect the positive outcomes that we as New Deal of the Mind have helped to shape.
We are therefore evolving our brand to become known as The Creative Society with a mission to build and support the creative economy.
Look out for changes across our social media sites – coming very soon.
NDotM was present at the V&A yesterday as Boris Johnson and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey called for continued investment in cultural attractions during the recession. As Boris stated: “Arts and culture are not a luxury, they are part of (London’s) DNA, its unique selling point”. (more…)
Last week (Friday 11th September) NDotM hosted a seminar at the Southbank Centre in London on the Government’s Future Jobs Fund.
Attended by over 20 arts organisations, the seminar stimulated constructive debate about how the £1bn government scheme can be used to create real jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
NDotM founder and chief executive Martin Bright explained to the seminar how the Fund works and how NDotM can act as a facilitator for those arts organisations who wish to make a bid.
For more details, and to watch the video of the event, visit our NDotM Future Jobs Fund seminar webpage.
NDotM notes an interesting article in today’s Independent. It seems the cultural and creative arts are acquiring new practitioners and acolytes from the most unlikely of sources.
The article reports on the Aks Performing Arts company, a small theatre group set up by a handful of former Lehmann Brothers employees. 25-year old Neha Jain founded the company last year after being laid off following the collapse of the American investment giant. (more…)
Official figures released yesterday reveal that number of people out of work in the UK has risen to its highest level in 14 years. Young people are the worst hit, with one in five people aged between 16 and 24 is now looking for work. (more…)