This Is It! Stockton-on-Tees
We are delighted to announce that our next This Is It! event is taking place on Monday 6 March in Stockton-on-Tees. In the heart of the North East of England, ARC Stockton Arts Centre will host an inspiring day for our Creativ... (read more)
THIS IS IT! was exactly what I needed. It left my mind whizzing with ideas. I don’t know what the future holds but I will keep working and keep climbing the ladder.”
The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
Launched in November 2013, THIS IS IT! is a series of regional, live & interactive events bringing together 6,500 Creative Employment Programme interns & apprentices, employers and businesses from the creative sector to develop the future creative workforce. The interns and apprentices work in a variety of venues including theatres, galleries, museums, arts trusts and in a variety of roles from Artistic, Administration, Marketing, Production to Catering. Whatever their passions, THIS IS IT! inspires CEP participants to make the most of their placement, and inspire them in their future career paths. With talks and seminars focusing on learning from other self-starters’ experiences and sharing ideas, along with the importance of networking, freelancing, and how their regions can benefit from their creative talent.
More info on the network, and upcoming THIS IS IT! events can be found at ThisIsItNetwork.org
THIS IS IT! has brought interns and apprentices together with creative professionals from Sadler’s Wells, Aardman Animations, the Roundhouse and Virgin EMI. YouTube sensation Orlando ‘Gap Yah’ - the alter ego of comedian Matt Lacey, has made an appearance, along with the Portishead musician Geoff Barrow. See The Creative Society’s Storify page for highlights of the events so far, and view details of past and upcoming events on Eventbrite.
(L-R) Sabrina Mahfouz, Posrtishead’s Geoff Barrow and Aardman’s Sarah Cox at THIS IS IT! Bristol
“The speeches were moving and inspiring.”
“It was interesting to learn about being creative and how to use it”
“It broadened my knowledge of the industry”
“Incredibly inspiring and informative all with friendly atmosphere”
“I learnt so much about how to put myself out there and the confidence to be passionate”
“It has made me aware that freelancing is a realistic choice that I can make”
“I truly believe that the This Is It! Scheme, shall in 10-15 years be noted by many – Artistic Directors, Curators and Label Heads – as the springboard that launched their careers.”
“At ‘THIS IS IT’ I found like-minded individuals all striving with the need to achieve and be a part of something great.”
The Creative Society are working on a number of THIS IS IT! events in 2014. These events will no longer be limited to CEP participants, but will be open to anyone aged 16-24 to book via our Eventbrite page. Keep an eye on THISISITNetwork.org, and on the THIS IS IT! Facebook page for updates.
Programmes from the events, complete with venue information and speaker biographies are available to download: