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The Creative Occupation is an inclusive community, movement, and tool for the collective professional development of creatives in the UK. The Creative Occupation exists to help guide those working in the creative industries on their career journeys, so that they can fulfil their potential and occupy more space in their chosen fields.

Create your (FREE) personalised action plan and start your career evolution today

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We facilitate chats about projects, prospects & passions, to help you build meaningful connections and grow together. Let us match you with creatives who share your goals, or you can reach out to anyone using our messaging tool.

Create your personalised action plan for a sneak peek at our membership.

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The creative industries are the fastest growing part of the UK economy*, but not all creatives are thriving in their careers. Why? A lack of support and a lack of diversity. 47%* of the UK’s creative workforce is freelance, so almost half of us are going it alone with little or no access to career development tools. Amongst employers, the emphasis placed on CPD varies hugely. In 2019, the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) identified professional development as one of the critical issues facing our sector**.

There's also a diversity issue within our sector. In particular, there's a wealth of evidence to suggest that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) creatives may be subject to biases that affect their employment***, hindering their ability to even access the creative industries, let alone thrive within them.

*Creative Freelancers, Creative Industries Federation, 2017 **Skills, talent and diversity in the creative industries, PEC, 2019 ***Creative Diversity, Creative Industries Federation, 2015

WE AIM TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES BY:

  • Enabling creatives from all backgrounds to support one another through community, peer partnerships and mentoring
  • Providing practical resources (worksheets, templates, content, events etc.) to help creatives plan and grow in key areas, such as confidence building and goal-setting
  • Advocating for a more diverse creative industries with increased representation of BAME creatives

If you want to be part of our movement and take a step towards growing your career today...

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We provide designer-created tools, made specifically for creatives, to help you identify where you’re at and plan your future. As well as inspirational stories and daily motivation, we have self-help materials available. Plus, tandem materials designed to support you in your conversations with other members.

Create your personalised action plan to preview a sample of our resources, or download your free resource.

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Become a member to benefit from:

  • Access to a growing directory of creatives
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentoring programmes
  • A library of designer-created resources
  • Member-only events
  • A personalised dashboard with bespoke suggestions and social features
  • An exclusive tote bag* designed with Salt and Sister Studio
  • A monthly newsletter bursting with good stuff
  • Support, community, inspiration, positive vibes & much more…

Join now for only £5/month (pssst, your first month is FREE!)

*UK addresses only. Limited time, subject to tote bag availability.

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