As part of Free Range 2014 at the Old Truman Brewery, Cass Art has curated a series of talks and panelist discussions surrounding the challenges faced by graduating artists today. We have several exclusive speakers from the art industries, all armed with their top tips and professional insight for creative students facing their future in the industry.
When Guy Armitage notices the list of questions before him, he laughs: “It’s okay, I like talking.” Armitage is the founder and CEO of Zealous, an online creative network, and Zealous X, a four-day creative exhibition beginning tomorrow. Stepping into the creative industry symbolises a new career path for Armitage.
Last night, the Hospital Club unveiled who it thinks are Britain’s top innovators, across different industries – it is quite a list. Looking at its list, innovation in Britain is to be proud of. The list is a whos-who of creative leaders and companies taking on the rest of the world – these are all companies to watch out for.
The Guardian Culture Professionals Network has teamed up with the Hospital Club on this year's h.Club100 – an annual campaign to identify the 100 most influential and innovative people working across arts, culture and the creative industries in the UK.
We organised the first ever Zealous X Festival showcasing 100 artists from 5 different fields, curated on the Zealous platform. Around 4000 people came to experience the gigs, performances and works within the space.
"Art does something to us. In a work environment, art can help break political barriers and cultural differences, it can give us perspective, create empathy and remind us who we are," says Krog. "Using art in the context of expressing what a business stands for, illustrating the core value and identity of a company with art creates a feeling of f togetherness in the workplace but lets clients know, in a visual way, the integrity of the company."
Zealous.co just launched this month, which is good news for all you creatives out there without any coding skills. Kind of like LinkedIn for artists or Dribbble for graphic artists, Zealous touts itself as “your cover page – your gateway into the creative world”.
According to the founder of Zealous, Guy Armitage, we're beginning to see another shift - the downfall of the financial sector and rising from the ashes will be the creative economy. A far cry from Jeremy Rifkin's Third Industrial Revolution manifesto, Armitage believes a shift is coming