Vikki Rogers in Tech & Digital

31/01/2015

Creative England Joins Forces with MeWe360 to Find and Support Untapped Talent

We're excited to join a growing list of industry leaders to forge a brand new partnership with innovative business development organisation MeWe360

Together, we aim to launch a new incubator programme aimed at Black and Minority Ethnic entrepreneurs in the creative industry. 


Figures from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport show that only 10.2% of creative sector jobs were filled by BAME workers in 2013. MeWe360 provides support to untapped entrepreneurial talent from across the UK's creative industry, and aims to improve the lives of those from marginalised communities. CEO Kevin Osborne Osborne has helped launch the careers of some of the UK’s leading artists, including Plan B. 

The new partnership marks the launch of an incubator programme targeted specifically at Black and Minority Ethnic entrepreneurs with businesses based outside of London and represents both of our ongoing commitment to fostering greater diversity within the UK’s creative industry.

The tailored programme of support will provide ambitious creative businesses and start-ups with up to 40 hours of one-to-one mentoring, access to networking events and potential funding. Creative England's Chief Operating Officer Mejhabeen Price said, “Here at Creative England we discover, nurture, and celebrate exciting and diverse talent. 

"The creative industry is booming, bringing an incredible £8.8m to the UK economy every hour. By teaming up with MeWe 360 we hope to find even more untapped talent, because everyone should be given the chance to benefit from a thriving creative economy."

Kevin Osborne, CEO at MeWe360 said, “We are delighted to partner with Creative England as a corporate member of MeWe360. This new partnership will help us uncover yet more of UK's hidden leadership talent, and encourage entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to fully participate in the UK’s creative industry.” 

To find out more about the MeWe360 and Creative England incubator programme, contact: louise.nkosi@mewe360.com or read the guidelines here.

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