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.
The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
On Thursday the 9 June NDotM hosted a training session for all the Future Jobs Fund employees based in Somerset House. The training featured a session from Loop Academy an academy of performing arts newly set up by two graduates, followed by one by Jeremy Stockwell, a highly experienced coach in the Arts, Business and Education sectors.
The first session involved teaching everyone communication skills. It kicked off with some energy level exercises, helping everyone to learn about the first impressions they make, with the classic 30 second ’elevator pitch’ challenge rounding off the session, seeing if anyone can introduce themselves into their dream job in the time it takes to travel 3 floors in a lift. Jeremy’s session took a much different approach helping everyone to learn more about how they present themselves and how they can seize creative fulfilment. This was done in a very playful and innovative way which everyone in the group enjoyed.
The training provided the chance for all the people on the programme to meet each other helping to produce a creative network of young people within the building they can all utilise. We hope that everyone enjoyed the experience and they continue to benefit from their new found skills.
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