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.
Starting this week New Deal of the Mind is supporting a collective of exciting projects on the ground-breaking WeDidThis crowdfunding site for the arts.
We believe that the imagination of the UK’s young artists should be supported by similarly imaginative funding models, and that everyone, regardless of background, should have access to support in their creative careers. This is why we’re backing WeDidThis, and the film-makers, designers and musicians in our collective.
Check out the projects here. If one interests you, please donate and spread the word!
New Deal of the Mind is developing an exciting new project with innovative digital creative agency Metavore to bring Charles Dickens’ London to life in the 200th Anniversary year of his birth: The Sound Plaque Dickens Tour.
The Sound Plaque Dickens Tour will be a series of 12 sound plaques (designed to resemble Blue Plaques) that will illuminate London locations that relate to Dickens life, to his novels or to both.
The Sound Plaques will utilise QR Code technology to bring archive material relating to Dickens into the streets, creating a new way to experience Dickens’ novels, cultural archives relating to them, and London’s urban spaces.
Look out for updates on the project soon, and check out an artists impression of what a Dickens Sound Plaque might look like below.
More than 600 new jobs in the cultural, creative and sport sectors were announced by Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw today, in a range of projects aimed at getting young people out of unemployment and onto the first rung of the career ladder.
Future Jobs Fund money is today confirmed for jobs around England and Wales in sectors as diverse as theatres and music venues, digital archiving, media production and the furthering the Olympic sporting legacy.
Ben Bradshaw said:
“I am very pleased to announce (more…)
Did you know that it’s Enterprise Week? On Tuesday 18 November Martin Bright, NDotM’s founder, chaired a seminar at the University of the Arts titled ‘Turning Creative Ideas into Money’ stressing the need for an entrepreneurial spirit in the creative industries. This was part of a series of events organised by Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts (ECCA) for Global Enterprise Week.
It was truly inspiring to hear the three young panellists relate their experiences and talk about their paths to success! (more…)
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A more imaginative approach to dealing with unemployment is needed urgently says the pressure group New Deal of the Mind (NDotM) today. Unemployment figures out tomorrow are expected to show a continuing rise in the number of people out of work, with summer school leavers and graduates adding to the 2.5 million recorded last month. (more…)