The Second Edition
After the success of our first Creative Futures sessions back in the summer of 2022 we were delighted to introduce our second edition of this initiative in January this year. An innovative and first-of-its-kind event to build creative employment networks and opportunities between people experiencing homelessness and the creative industries.
Our January 2023 instalment was kindly funded by the National Lottery and took place over three days at the office of D&AD in Shoreditch.
We had industry involvement from design, advertising, branding, fashion, publishing and content creation businesses, all of whom offered work-related opportunities to Creative Futures participants. These included Adobe, Grazia, Penguin Publishing, Kurt Geiger, Jones Knowles Ritchie, No Fixed Abode, GEM Creative Studio, On the One Agency, Page and Page Partners and The Digital Fairy.
Creative Futures 2 was a game changer that makes a real difference to creative people furthest away from the workforce but who have so much to offer. The positivity and enthusiasm felt by participants and industry folk were evident.
“A trillion, quadrillion thanks for the most amazingly awesome creative course ever.I can’t express how much it’s expanded my energies and contributed to my creativity mindset…Creative Futures, truly caused me to start resonating on a new level – Marice, Rossanne, Tori and the rest of the team – infinite thanks and blessings to you all. The three/ four days have been the highlight of my 2023 and I already miss you all!”Creative Futures 2 participant.
“I had such a great time chatting to the participants. Everyone I spoke to was so talented and great at speaking about their work, goals and inspiration. It’s so clear to see how much they’ve valued their time with Accumulate.” Claea Marcis from Jacky Winter who provided portfolio reviews for Creative Futures.
“What an amazing experience that will stick with me for a long time”.Rob Mathie, Founder, On The One.
Huge thanks to all involved. We are so proud of what we have achieved with Creative Futures and can’t wait to update you on our participant’s continuing creative journey.