In September, Tees Valley Creative Job Studio curated pop-up events at the Job Centre Plus in Hartlepool. These events encourage young people to share their experiences, in an open and honest environment, with job seeking in the creative industries and beyond. Using philosophical enquiry as a conversation starter, young people meet industry professionals without the pressure and formality of an interview situation, exploring a world that has seemed out of reach so far. From the success of the Job Centre Plus pop-up events in Hartlepool, Tees Valley Creative Job Studio will deliver similar pop up events in Job Centres around Middlesbrough in the coming months.

In November 2019, mima hosted an event to celebrate the work that the Creative Job Studio Tees Valley has achieved so far as well as launching the Creative Job Studio exhibition. Local artists, Buttercrumble captured the event by live sketching. See below for some of their work from the evening.