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.
“Do It Yourself: Cultural and Creative Self-Employment in Hard Times” was published by The Creative Society (formerly New Deal of the Mind) along with Arts Council England in July 2009. In the report, we raise questions about the Government’s current employment schemes and recommend a return to a Thatcher-era initiative.
The Creative Society calls for an Enterprise Allowance Scheme for the 21st century. Under Margaret Thatcher’s government, the EAS gave people £40 a week, advice on developing a business plan and access to free postage. More importantly though it allowed people to come off the dole and forge an identity as an artist or entrepreneur.