How our partner 'Do That Thing' are crafting a more inclusive creative industry
Drumroll please... The Unmistakables have partnered with Do That Thing, a new kind of mentorship scheme for black and ethnic minority creatives, to get them into the sector, by pairing Leaders with Creators, who are those just looking to start out their creative journey.
We have partnered with the team behind Do That Thing to bring a new kind of grassroots mentorship scheme to the industry. It brings together creatives from black and ethnic minority backgrounds from across the UK to learn from, lean on and lift up one another.
Starting in Manchester, Bradford and London, Do That Thing will pair Leaders - who are established creatives, and Creators - those just starting out on their journey - to make their mark on the creative sector, and embark on a successful, paid career in an industry that contributes over £90 billion to the UK economy.
The insight is known: it is fundamentally harder for people of colour to embark on creative careers due to decades of conditioning and migration that have meant traditional careers such as accountancy, law and medicine are seen as more acceptable.
We don’t have anything against those professions, but we do believe that people from black and minority ethnicities across the country need access to key, formal support in order to overcome the barriers they face getting into a creative field.
What’s more, once they’re in, they bounce out after a few years from not seeing role models or an obvious career path. We want to change this and make sure some of the brightest and most diverse talent has a clear creative future.
Do That Thing goes beyond the industry silos of PR, advertising, media buying, design or social media. It starts with creative people of colour wanting to earn a living from their talents.
This is not your traditional mentoring programme.
This is not a talking shop or vanity exercise.
This is about making a difference.
Got any questions? Drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org