The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
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.
The troupe has just finished two sell-out shows of 30 Days in September, a play staged at Rudolf Steiner House near Baker Street, London. The company, barely a year old, is even turning a profit.
It’s a great example of how the recession can provide opportunities for individuals to pursue innovative and imaginative career paths, particularly in the creative and cultural industries.
There are millions of highly trained and ambitious unemployed people in Britain today, and they would be well advised to consider following the example set by Aks Performing Arts.