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New fund ‘Common Call’ launched for UK Black-led charities and social enterprises supporting communities impacted by Covid-19

Charities and social enterprises – led by Black founders and people of colour – can now apply to receive a new grant funding of up to £3,000 to ‘socially empower’ their community-focused impact work.  The Common Call fund is jointly set up by Do It Now Now (DINN), an open innovation organisation working to socially […]

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These Arts workers moved online during the pandemic and they are ‘thriving’

The coronavirus pandemic has turned many industries upside down in a matter of weeks – and the arts sector is no exception. As insiders warn that the arts and cultural sectors are at risk of collapse without support, many workers have begun moving their businesses online. In addition to using video platforms such as Zoom […]

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British Podcast Awards 2020 – nominees named in the running to be the ‘best’ podcasts and creators in the UK

With this year’s event taking place virtually and the competition in its fourth year – some of the podcast shows nominated for the British Podcast awards includes programmes created by the under 35s.  As the mainstream radio continues to be fragmented, over seven million people are increasingly turning to podcasts each week in the UK, […]

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A virtual Short Film writing contest helping people to talk out more about mental health

Screenwriters from around the world are invited to write a screenplay for a short film tackling ‘the stigma’ linked to people talking out about mental health. The global screenwriting competition, launched by Layla – a Canadian-based mental health service – together with Open Screenplay – an online community helping writers break into the film industry […]

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Meet The Adebanjos – How we got the Netflix deal for our TV Show without mainstream backing

Andrew Osayemi and Debra Odutuyo (pictured above – left and right) are the creators of the popular British TV show Meet The Adebanjos – a comedy series about a British-Nigerian family living in London. After facing several rejections by some UK mainstream television producers, they decided to raise their own funds to independently produce 50 episodes […]

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Challenging The Status Quo As A Young Black Female Police Officer And A Creative

When I first joined the police, I thought I was going to correct all of society’s ills in one huge go and put an end to issues like racism and violence immediately. But now I’m realising that change comes through the little things that we do. For this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating and […]

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Creative Entrepreneurs: Apply For WeWork Creator Awards 2018 And Win Up To £280K

WeWork – a global network providing shared office spaces – has launched the application for its ‘Creator Awards’ programme – aimed at supporting creative ideas and entrepreneurs. The WeWork Creator Awards is a global competition recognising and rewarding innovative startups, entrepreneurs, performing artists, and non-profit organisations. Applicants from across the business sector are invited to apply […]

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British Youth Culture – Forward Thinking & Unapologetic

Leading on from our previous post about a new report created by Amplify giving a unique insight into Britain’s youth culture – Read what some of the influencers had to say. Jessica Skye, Bejay Mulenga, Andres Banco and Nellie Eden are all part of the new generation who are unafraid to define their own identity and […]

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Young Blood: Defining A Generation

A new report titled ‘Young Blood’ gives a unique insight into Britain’s youth culture who are often mislabelled as couch potatoes or screenagers. Marketing agency Amplify created an in-depth white paper and a 7-part documentary series to show the lives of young people in the UK and their driven nature to be successful on their […]