Employment and Skills

Transforming London’s creative workforce

We are passionate about diversifying and addressing under-representation in the creative industries.

A New Direction delivers training, mentoring, career support and advice, events and networking opportunities for diverse and talented young creatives in London – connecting them to the best employers and opportunities in the cultural, creative and digital industries.

Our programmes include Creativity Works, Flipside, Royal Docks and Moving On Up: Makin' Moves. We also run a website called Create Jobs – where young people can find jobs and opportunities shared by employers across London's cultural sector, creative and digital industries.

We operate the Good Growth Hub in east London, where we deliver a range of programmes in-person, including Creative Connect (careers advice & support), Creative & Cultural Opportunities Programme(pre-employment), and STEP(paid traineeships).

We also run regular events online and in-person, and host community takeovers in our space. These include interactive craft-making, problem-solving or collaborative workshops, networking opportunities, screenings, and open hub sessions. To support our growing freelancer community, we run events series' responding to in-demand topics (from funding workshops to mixers) as part of Freelance Exchange and Freelance Survival Guides.

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For young creatives

For employers