NEWS: Project Launch: Mapping Mentoring in the Creative Industries

21 December 2021

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We are delighted to share a new survey from Oxford Brookes University into mentoring in the creative industries.  You can find a link to the survey below: 

Mentoring is a crucial element of employment practice in the creative industries, nurturing new talent and ensuring that freelancers and businesses survive and thrive. This is especially the case in 2021, as creative enterprise recovers from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. However mentoring provision can be patchy across the country, with pockets of excellence existing alongside regions where much more could be done.

This cross-disciplinary research project brings together creative industries researchers from Oxford Brookes University with the support and guidance of Creative UK. Existing mentoring activity across the UK will be recorded, classified and mapped out to provide a clear visual representation of what is already being done across the country, as well as highlighting areas for further development.

Mentoring scheme managers from across all creative sectors in the UK are now invited to participate in a short survey (linked below) which should only take 15 mins to complete. For further information, please contact the research project team at: or you can LINK TO SURVEY HERE