Words by Abi Scaife
A UK charity has released a book on how to make it in the creative industry.
Tell me more.
Creative Mentor Network (CMN) is a UK charity with a mission to make creative industries more diverse and inclusive. They have partnered with creative agency AnalogFolk to launch Making It In The Creative Industry: A Practical Guide.
This 60-page satirical manual highlights the multiple barriers that young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds face when trying to get a job and succeed in creative professions.
Why did they do this?
The book is part of a campaign to raise awareness of how difficult it can be for people from marginalised communities to enter the creative industries, and how this can change.
Ultimately, the goal of Creative Mentor Network and their book, is to make the creative industries a more diverse, accessible and inclusive area of work.
If you want to learn more about the book, or about Creative Mentor Network, you can do so on their website.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Samaritans. Samaritans make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs support. Find out more here.
Campaign to End Loneliness. This charity campaigns to make sure that people most at risk of loneliness are supported. Support them here.
Marmalade Trust. This is a charity dedicated to raising awareness about loneliness and helping people make new friendships. Find out more and support them here.