This is IT!

How to land that dream job in Birmingham’s creative industries.

Youth employment charity The Creative Society is bringing its acclaimed road show to Birmingham Hippodrome on 12th September.

Prominent figures from the city’s vibrant arts scene will join key employers such as IKON Gallery, mac Birmingham and Birmingham Rep in a day-long event to show young people exactly what it takes to make it in the world of music, performance and the visual arts.

Following up on the success of similar events in London, South Shields, Bristol and Manchester, THIS IS IT! Birmingham will provide a unique opportunity for young people in the city to get real advice from the professionals.

Already confirmed for the event are music producer Paul Simm, who has worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Sugababes and Beano cartoonist and graphic artist Hunt Emmerson.

As well as inspirational speakers, the day will include practical workshops on career-boosting skills such as freelancing, entrepreneurship and digital marketing led by nationwide creative network IdeasTap. and offer a platform for them to create their own professional networks through collaboration with peers whilst receiving expert support and advice from leading industry professionals.

Martin Bright, Founder and CEO of The Creative Society expressed his excitement ahead of the event: “This national road show is a vital part of our work. This is It! fosters greater collaboration amongst young people who want to work in the creative industries or start up their own business. As a creative community rich in entrepreneurial spirit, Birmingham is the perfect place to extend this network and work to develop the next generation of creative talent.”