Considering a Career in the Creative Arts? – Speakers for Schools

Considering a Career in the Creative Arts?

Considering a Career in the Creative Arts?


Age: 14-19

Duration: 1 Day

Industry: Creative Design

Application deadline: 27/05/2022

Dates: 10/06/2022 – 10/06/2022

Note – please do not share this opportunity with anyone outside of the specified age range for this placement as they will be ineligible to apply

Considering a career in the creative arts industries – Scotland? Why not come along to our Creative Portal insight day and share our passion for the visual and expressive arts industries with an overview of career opportunities, employment, apprenticeships, higher education.

The creative and entertainment industries in Scotland contribute more than 5 billion to the Scottish economy. With 15,000 businesses employing in excess of 70,000 creatives and the large number freelancers and students studying creative arts courses, then you will see a thriving future sector with 2m people currently employed in the UK`s creative organisations and the rate of digital innovation, there are growing career opportunities.

Artistic vision and problem solving design skills are vital to our lifestyles, well being, cultural interaction, heritage and identity. Imagine how grey and unsupported our lives would be without those creative professionals who drive change, innovation in architecture, fashion, media, film and theatre, writing, music?

Creative Portal is an online portfolio hub that provides an opportunity for emerging talent work to be seen, enjoyed and appreciated in the public domain and shared with peers, employers and higher education institutions.

On the day, you will interact with professionals from across the diversity of the creative industries and be able in your own time to create your own individual, group or class online portfolio and grow your personal creative identity to get your talent in front of the people and places that matter.

When applying, answer the following questions

  • What creative industry would you like to go into and why?

More about what we do:

Creative Portal is a free online hub showcasing the work of aspiring creatives who are not only serious about pursuing a career in the arts, but have taken the time to become part of an online portal to build and promote their portfolio. The platform is open to all fields of expression, representing the diversity of the visual and performing arts. The portfolios are designed to help users grow their talent by having inspirational conversations with both peers and present a portfolio that is more a creative selfie to include CV and more. Creative Portal is unique in also promoting connectivity by generating links for its portfolio users with the invited professional users from the creative industries, universities, colleges and arts organisations. The aim to enable opportunities for professional critique, placements, internships, career guidance, project collaboration and more. We offer the creative sector and education a dedicated channel to search for recruitment to employment, courses by taking away the endless hours of trying to come across artists, designers and performers by chance online.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

 Problem Solving
 Creativity
 Staying Positive
 Leadership

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