12 February 2016

Making It: Careers in Art and Design 2016

It's been a little quiet on the CreateVoice blog of late, but behind the scenes, CreateVoice members have been busy working with V&A staff to create our next event for the public.

Our group is made up of a wide variety of people of different ages, backgrounds and with an array of interests: but we're all united by the fact that we are creative. Whilst we're all at different stages of our careers, most of us have experienced the difficulties which can come with trying to break into the creative industries, and carve our own niche in the field.

Making It is an Victoria and Albert Museum event put on especially for young people aged 16-24 looking to enter a creative career - helping them to shape their future by providing insider knowledge. We're covering a huge range of topics: from fashion, product design and even silversmithing, to setting up a business, to creating your CV, portfolio and online presence. There will be talks and demonstrations from a host of industry professionals - including Scarlett Conlon (News Editor for Vogue), Beth McKillop (Deputy Director of the V&A) and Lisa Pickering (one of the organisers from Glastonbury) - as well as other young people who've already made it.

Pop down to the V&A on Saturday 5th March from 11am until 5pm for advice and inspiration. All events are free and drop in - take a look at the schedule below to see what might interest you!

Illustration: Priya Sundram
Words: Laura Blair

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