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.
A couple of weeks back NDotM travelled to a cold but sunny Brighton to work on the national Future Jobs Fund (FJF) bid we are currently putting together. The aim of the trip was to establish relationships with partners who will help us deliver FJF placements in order to build on our success this year in putting unemployed young adults into meaningful work placements at the Southbank Centre, NewVic, Stratford Circus and East London Dance. We met with representatives from Brighton and Hove City Council and heads of local arts institutions in the Basement. The Basement is a local arts institution that specialises in innovative and experimental performance (more…)
Bah humbug and other seasonal greetings from the Southbank hut where even Scrooge would find it hard not to be enchanted by the twinkly lights and Christmas market.
The best possible Christmas present for NDotM is the news we’ve just found out that 31 jobs will be available in East London through the Future Jobs Fund bid we did on behalf of Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc), Stratford Circus and East London Dance.
We’ve got other bids in (more…)
More than 600 new jobs in the cultural, creative and sport sectors were announced by Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw today, in a range of projects aimed at getting young people out of unemployment and onto the first rung of the career ladder.
Future Jobs Fund money is today confirmed for jobs around England and Wales in sectors as diverse as theatres and music venues, digital archiving, media production and the furthering the Olympic sporting legacy.
Ben Bradshaw said:
“I am very pleased to announce (more…)
Good to see the recent joint report from the National Archives and the Museums and Libraries Association which underlines the huge importance of archives to the country.
Archives for the 21st Century recognises the role archives have to play in linking people with their communities and their shared history. Digital technology will help capture and storage of archives, shared information and easier acess for a wider group of people .
The policy, which has government support, makes five key recommendations: (more…)
One in five 16 – 24 years old have no job and are not in full time education. The TUC says it’s a “an emergency” and are calling on the government to open up the Future Jobs Fund even more to make sure that all unemployed young people get the help they need to find work.
The figure of 1.6 million unemployed young people is just under the peak of the unemployment crisis in the 1980′s when one in four was out of work. Then, the government introduced the Enterprise Allowance Scheme to help (more…)