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Futurising

Location:
Nicholls & Clarke Building, Shoreditch, London
Date(s):
29 June 2010 00:00 - 30 June 2010 00:00

‘the creative sector stretches far beyond cultural attractions and has flourish to become one of the most important parts of the London economy… The sector is the second-largest industry in London after financial and business services’ Financial Times
       
The organisers say "And yet, there has never been a festival of opportunity and recruitment specifically for the creative graduate… until now…"
 
Futurising, the two day festival of opportunity for the creative industry takes place on 29th and 30th June at the Nicholls & Clarke Building in Shoreditch… 72 talks, nearly 2,000 one-to-one sessions, recruitment and networking opportunities and competitions offering incredible opportunities for attendees:  including 6 months rent and cost free office/gallery space in the heart of Camden (Camden Town Unlimited) and support and an award of up to 5k from Unltd to turn the best idea for create positive social change into a reality.
 
Entry is free to Futurising for those who have registered in advance.  Booking for the paid talks at Futurising - Headline Talks, How To.. Talks and One-to-Ones goes live in the next 48 hours (all fees have been kept to an absolute minimum).  Numbers are strictly limited due to capacity and registered attendees will receive priority email notice to ensure that they get first option for talks and individual sessions.  (Practical advice talks are free and book-able on the day).
 
Attendees are confirmed from across the British Isles (from Dundee to Derby to Swansea to the Isle of Wight) and the cream of the creative industries have volunteered their time and energies to create the very best informative and useful content.   Futurising is designed to help all creative graduates future/present/past.   The organisers expect this is going to be a unique and invaluable two days uniting all creative sectors in providing our most vital asset – our future creatives – with the support and inspiration to head into successful working lives.
 
Headline Speakers confirmed include Dolly Jones, editor of Vogue.com, photographer Tom Hunter, The Guardian’s Simon Hattenstone, iconic DJ Jodie Harsh, the sculptor Richard Wentworth, designer Morag Myerscough and creative designer Michael Wolff, whilst How To.. Talks and One-to-Ones are led by the likes of Acme Studios, Association of Illustrators, Bafta, Blueprint, British Fashion Council, Channel 4, Cockpit Arts, Creative Review, D&AD, Design Council, Framestore, i-Design, M&C Saatchi, Mother, Onedotzero, Pentagram, RIBA, Spin, Starcom MediaVest Group and the V&A.
 
Futurising expects to welcome up to 6,000 creative graduates through the doors during the two days, creative graduates that will be key to the UK and its economic future.   Live twitter and blog reporting from the event will ensure that the online audience for the festival will far exceed capacity.  This is a vital new date for the creative calendar.  Spread the word and get involved. 
 
Futurising is led by LCC on behalf of University of the Arts London and funding by HEFCE.

For further information and news and features on their content partners:

Website:  www.futurising.org
Twitter: www.twitter.com/futurising  

For press enquires contact Sarah Harries s.harries@lcc.arts.ac.uk / 07887 632463.

Website:
http://www.futurising.org/

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