Young people are confused. There's a lack of information and they need more help when it comes to their next career steps, especially in the creative industries.
ERIC inspires and educates the next generation of creative talent by choreographing an interactive, immersive and exciting event that young people actually want to go to.
ERIC Festivals also collaborate with a number of different charities to ensure tickets are accessible to everyone and are strongly encouraging diversity within the Creative Industries. All our events are free to attend and following the success of it's London events, ERIC will be launching nationally in 2017.
An inspirational and revolutionary new type of careers fair that helps 16-25 year olds really understand how to get into the creative industries and about all the career opportunities within them.
Forget boring stalls, free pens and recruiters in suits… think stages, entertainment and relevant content on how to get your dream career in The Creative Industries (Advertising, Architecture, Arts & Culture, Craft, Design, Fashion, Games, Music, Publishing, TV & Film).
ERIC was created in 2016 by Sam and Mae, two friends who have always wanted a creative career but like many others, encountered a number of different barriers when pursuing those careers. As a result, both fell into industries and jobs they didn't enjoy and felt unfulfilled and angry at the lack of help they received.
At breaking point and with encouragement from each other, they quit their jobs in accounting and technology. They took a huge risk and had no idea what they were doing, but have never looked back. After overcoming many hurdles and struggles (all of which made them stronger), they eventually found their feet and now run a successful video production company in London.
ERIC is a concept created from first hand knowledge and experience of trying to break into the Creative Industries. Sam and Mae are appalled at the lack of relevant and engaging information out there and remain determined to change this. Their passion is reflected in the content and atmosphere of the event and their ethos to let young people have their say on what is missing in creative education. ERIC Festival is created for young people, by young people and it will change the Creative Industries for the better.