www.creativeportal.co.uk is supported by Progress South Central, the Lifelong Learning Network for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey. It was developed in response to research carried out by The University for the Creative Arts (UCA).
The research investigated what resources were already available to prospective students, parents and teachers seeking information about the creative industries. It revealed a mass of relevant information from a vast range of sources: professional bodies, sector skills councils, government departments, education, social networking, careers and marketing; all of which combined to offer a disjointed and confusing picture. People ‘didn’t know where to start’, ‘had no idea at all’ and ‘didn’t know how to find information or who to approach’.
www.creativeportal.co.uk aims to solve this problem by focusing on the most relevant and up-to-date information available on-line. Users of www.creativeportal.co.uk will be directed to websites which offer information, advice and guidance as well the personal stories of practitioners. We hope that being informed about the range creative industries, career opportunities and available courses will encourage future generations to pursue a creative pathway.
The site welcomes user feedback and suggestions for additional information and links. Please use the Feedback tab to let us know your comments.