Disabled Creatives Initiative
With just over 14.6 million disabled people in the UK and more than one in five of us will be affected by disability at some point in our lives.
Action is needed more than ever, as we know there is chronic underinvestment in disabled talent, so we are running our - first to market - Disabled Creatives initiative, setting the standard for global talent regeneration and championing disabled talent.
Our three week programme is FREE to attend and is open to up to 25 disabled and neurodivergent people from across the UK (not just London) who've previously worked or studied as a creative (creative strategist, art director, copywriter, editor, content creator or designer or very similar role) in the advertising, marketing or design industry.
Disabled Creatives provides the tools, knowledge and support to develop individuals in creative fields and provides bridges into creative employment.
The programme will run virtually over a 3 week period with the final day being held face-to-face in a central London location (depending on circumstances, if necessary, allowances will be made for a virtual connection).
In week 1, our cohort will meet their fellow attendees and creative mentors from one of our partner agencies, and receive a creative advertising brief from Diageo. D&AD will run sessions to help the creatives flex their creative thinking skills and highlight current creative industry trends.
In week 2, the cohort work either individually or as part of a team with support from our Creative Agency Partner Mentors on the Diageo brief.
Additional support and assistance will be on offer to the creatives throughout week 2.
In week 3, the cohort will continue to work either individually or as part of a team with support from our Creative Agency Partner Mentors on the Diageo brief.
On the final day there will be a presentation pitch, where the creatives will have the opportunity to present their campaign ideas and/or designs back to Diageo and a winning presentation will be chosen.
How To Apply
For application eligibility and to apply for DisabledCreatives 2023 visit our website, here: https://www.creativeequals.org...
If you require any accommodations or adjustments to apply, please let us know by emailing, [email protected].