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Advice, insight and first-hand accounts of creative career journeys, aimed at helping you find your way in the industry.

Creative Lives
Graphic designer for film and TV, Iskander Amyatt-Leir, on drawing inspiration from Victorian receipts
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Decoded: Is the healthcare industry the next big realm for creatives?
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Don’t miss: Creative junior roles, mentoring and a music-based grant of up to £2,500

Including opportunities from Land of Plenty, Youth Music and Sunhouse Creative
Creative Lives
Photographer Mathushaa Sagthidas on documenting the intricacies of South Asian identity
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Ten regular creative networking events across the UK

Everything from IRL meetups to Zoom coffee mornings
Creative Lives
Director Owain Astles talks fostering community through filmmaking
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Don’t miss: Nine creative internships and training programmes to apply to right now

Including opportunities from Bond & Coyne, Prophet and HarperCollins Publishing
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Square Hole podcast’s co-creators on how neurodivergent creatives can thrive in the industry

Advice and tips from seasoned veterans of access within the creative industry
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Seven creative trade unions you can join in the UK

Representation for every creative, from actors to videographers
Creative Lives
Junior game designer Jade Smith talks level design and bug fixing
Creative Lives
3D jewellery designer Cara Lowe on battling software woes and hustle culture
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The best events and platforms for networking in the film industry

We share a few top tips along with platforms to grow your own network
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Brilliant sources of inspiration for emerging filmmakers

Including podcasts, shorts and events to help spark new ideas
Advice

Four runners on how they landed their first roles in the film world

From art department assistants to office runners, we get an inside look at this multitasking role
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Approaches and platforms for raising funding for your first film

We share 20 funding schemes for emerging filmmakers
Creative Lives
Photographer Connor Pope talks the power of online communities on their craft and inspiration
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A guide to making a successful showreel
Advice

Ten best practices to protect your digital work and accounts

From VPNs to encrypted email providers, we share ways to keep your work and accounts safe
Creative Lives
Marley Starskey Butler’s multidisciplinary arts practice and social work are inseparable
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Don’t miss: Social media and marketing roles, with an assistantship at Getty Images

Including opportunities from AKQA, Project Everyone and Pentland Brands
Creative Lives
Art director Rema Kahsay on the inequality of her industry and being supported by community
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12 affordable online creative learning platforms

To pick up anything from life drawing to UX design skills
Creative Lives
Illustrator, artist and visual journalist: Ollie Cameron is a triple threat storyteller
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12 access schemes and internships to get into advertising

Paid placements, immersive courses from industry giants and more