This Is It! North East : Meet the speakers
THIS IS IT!, our series of regional events for interns and apprentices on the Creative Employment Programme, lands in the North East on Monday 16 December. Over the coming days, we’ll be introducing you to some of the except... (read more)
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.
“It’s built my confidence, and it’s nice to actually have a definite income. It’s good to have that financial security.”
“This is about giving young people a sense of hope and a sense that the skills that they developed at university will be put to use for the good of society.”
Rector of the University of the Arts
“My proudest moment was the backstage stuff, working at a hectic concert, making sure everything was running smoothly. Getting through alive!”
“Young people represent the future of the arts and creative industries, which is why we believe in putting them at the heart of our organisation.”
Creative Director of the South Bank Centre
“Working here gave me a great deal of creative freedom, and allowed me to develop as an artist. No two days were the same.”
“If the UK is to succeed ten years from now, the generation of people who will be creating the work are coming out of universities now. Without the right support they just won’t be available to us.”
Director General of the BBC
“It’s been a very positive thing for me. The six month placement here has got me so far already.”
“I do think this is quite a remarkable moment in history. I’m really very, very pleased and proud to be here.”
The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
The Creative Society (formerly New Deal of the Mind) worked with the Royal Opera House on the third phase of the Culture Quarter Programme, which ran throughout 2011.
The Culture Quarter Programme is a partnership of arts and cultural organisations based in Central London including CreateKX (Kings Cross Cultural Quarter) Design Council, English National Opera, ERCG (Exhibition Road Cultural Group), The Hospital Club, the National Portrait Gallery, The Creative Society (formerly New Deal of the Mind), Royal Opera House, Somerset House, St. Martins-in-the-fields and the V&A Museum.
The Culture Quarter Programme (CQP) offers a number of paid 6 month fixed term contract jobs in a range of roles with one of their partner employers. The functions covered include Arts Administration, Visitor Services, Box Office, Retail, Information Technology/Web and Conservation/Collections.