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.
More than 200 new arts jobs across London & Essex have been given the green light thanks to NDotM (New Deal of the Mind).
Working in partnership with a range of arts and cultural organisations including the British Library, Young Vic, Lyric Hammersmith, Notting Hill Mas and the Royal Court Theatre, NDotM successfully bid for funding through the government’s Future Jobs Fund which is aimed at helping find placements for young people who’ve been unemployed for six months or more. (more…)
David Cameron’s been writing in The Sun about the importance of British culture and creativity:
“One of the biggest success stories of the past decade – the iPod – was designed by a Brit. Just imagine what British brains will give the world in the decade to come. Our culture is second to none, too. We swept the board at last year’s Oscars, with Slumdog Millionaire taking home the biggest prize. A British writer, J.K. Rowling, is the biggest-selling author of the decade. Britain rules the airwaves abroad, with huge BBC exports like Spooks and Doctor Who. (more…)
Britain returns to work today. Or, at least, those with jobs do. We already know that one in five under 16-24′s have no work or training to return to. Today, the Prince’s Trust warns that the recession will permanently scar the lives of these almost a million young people. A poll conducted by YouGov for the Trust revealed that this group is already less happy and confident than their peers in work, but not just about their future careers. About everything – relationships, health and friends. This group even exercises less. Depression sets in and makes this group even less likely to find work later. It could really become a “lost” generation. (more…)