Category Archives: Creative Collaboration

New Creative Industry Strategy?

This week the UK  government launched its new industrial strategy green paper , and consultation. It states that the Creative Industries are one of the five priorities. This follows on a consultation process involving AHRC and Innovate into how to … Continue reading

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Visions of Inclusion – more practical steps

In the previous blog the issues around building trust, and the initial steps towards an inclusive creative community were addressed.  This week the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation published their report on BAME talent and the barriers to entry in UK … Continue reading

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Inclusivity in the Creative Industries – first steps

The question of diversity, or lack of, within the creativity industries has been an issue for a long time, and over the last few years has steadily taken center stage in many discussions. As a  response the idea of inclusivity … Continue reading

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Collaborative Education in Practice

In a previous blog I  have written about the importance of collaborative education, and how in Scotland a portal and resources have been set up for people to use to enhance this in schools. In this blog I will set … Continue reading

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Collaborative Education

Collaborative Education is a key part of improving the chances for creatives in our uncertain world, especially one dominated by freelancers and small micro companies who will need to develop new teams, and collaborate on projects using a diversity of … Continue reading

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Four Solutions for the Creative Industries

Following on from last week’s blog this article looks at some possible solutions to the issues identified in ‘Four Key issues for the Creative Industries’. Several people have commented on the fact that some of the issues I raised in … Continue reading

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Four Issues for the Creative Industries.

As the government and nearly everyone else starts to look at what Brexit means, it feels like a great time to review where the Creative Industries(C.I.) are going, and what we can do to improve and support the second largest … Continue reading

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‘Green Shoots for Family Films’

At the Children’s Media Conference (CMC) on Thursday  7th July I chaired  a session on the prospects and future of family films being produced in the UK.  On the panel with me were Pauline Burt(CEO Film Cymru/Wales); Ansgar Ahlers (director … Continue reading

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When Worlds Change – the BCre8ive Lab process

“BCre8ive has given me the opportunity to work inside the industry much earlier than I ever envisaged, so for me it’s all been personally very rewarding.“Paul McIntosh, writer of ‘When Worlds Change’. This blog sets out the journey of all … Continue reading

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‘Heretics’ wins ‘A Place Like Settle ~ Competition

“We are thrilled to have won the “A Place Like Settle” competition” Deborah Hodges, Heretic’s team member. After three months in the BCre8ive Lab, which ran from October to December 2015, the ‘Heretic’s team emerged the winners of the Settle Stories … Continue reading

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