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November 05, 2021
The Debrief: Creating A Greener Future
In this article, we look both backward and forwards - back as we reflect on our Creating A Greener Future Creative Leadership Breakfast in April, forward towards a future where sustainability and creativity are intrinsic.
October 25, 2021
Black History Month Spotlight: Cassa Pancho MBE
In the final Spotlight of our Black History Month series, we catch up with Ballet Black’s ‘Boss Lady’ and Director, Cassa Pancho MBE. Cassa very kindly shoehorned some time in her diary with us at an incredibly busy and exciting time, as the Ballet continues its current UK tour. We tap into her perspectives on a number of topics, including how attitudes towards Black and Asian artists have shifted in recent years, why it’s so important to engage young people in changing the landscape of classic ballet, and how the company’s vision has evolved since its original conception.
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October 14, 2021
Black History Month Spotlight: Yaw Owusu
In our latest Black History Month Spotlight, we sit down with Yaw Owusu, music, culture and creative consultant, Executive Manager of The Playmaker Group and Senior Manager of PRS Foundation’s Power Up initiative.
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October 01, 2021
Black History Month Spotlight: Melanie Eusebe
In the very first of our Black History Month spotlight series, we interview Melanie Eusebe MBE, chair and co-founder of the Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards), I&D Lead for Accenture Europe and UK, and esteemed entrepreneur and author. During our conversation, we go back in time to the very beginning of the BBBAward’s conception, as well as looking into the future to get a sneak peek into Melanie’s bustling 2022 pipeline. We also tap into Melanie’s perception of how attitudes in the I&D space have evolved over the past decade, and find out how her own personal experiences motivate and steer her work.
September 29, 2021
Post-pandemic recovery in the creative sector: are freelancers being forgotten?
The world looks a lot different than it did this time last year. As things continue on a positive trajectory, however, it’s vital not to overlook those who don’t yet feel quite so out-of-the-woods or over-the-worst. Amongst that category is many of the UK’s freelancers.
September 17, 2021
Announcing our UK Council Members
We are delighted to announce the newly appointed members of our UK Council.
September 09, 2021
Federation Diversity Spotlight: Asif Sadiq MBE on viewing D&I as an opportunity not a problem
In our latest Diversity Spotlight, we tap into the rich experiences and refreshing perspectives of Asif Sadiq MBE, who is currently Senior Vice President, Head of Equity and Inclusion at WarnerMedia International.
September 02, 2021
Support our Framework for Creative Freelancers
Following a consultation with one hundred key stakeholders, and dedicated project development with our network of Champions and partners, this year Creative UK Group aims to create a framework which tackles the systemic inequalities that put our freelance ecology at risk.
August 04, 2021
#WeAreCreative: Engaging with your local MP
MP's are obliged to listen and respond to those in their constituency. Many people have never engaged with their MP before, so we’ve created this guide to help you, providing hints, tips and advice to make sure that you are able to open up a conversation with your local politician that is beneficial to both of you. 
Federation Diversity Spotlight: Tahlia Gray on propelling Black creatives into the stratosphere
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July 30, 2021
Federation Diversity Spotlight: Tahlia Gray on propelling Black creatives into the stratosphere
In our latest spotlight, we catch up with Tahlia Gray, entrepreneur and longstanding diversity advocate. Tahlia runs her own fashion line designed for women of colour, and is also a Project Coordinator on Somerset House’s Black Business Incubator programme.
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