ERIC Festival is a revolutionary new type of careers fair, designed for young people, by young people. ERIC educates & inspires young people on the realities of the different creative industries, the breadth of jobs within them and provide relevant advice on how to get your foot in the door.

But most importantly we do this in an engaging, exciting, immersive and fun way through our festival vibe. So no more boring stands, men in suits but think live music, stages, workshops and lots of free give aways!


ERIC was created from first hand knowledge and experience of trying to break into the Creative Industries. The inaugural ERIC Festival was created in November 2016 by Mae and Sam, two friends who always wanted a creative career but like many others, encountered a number of different barriers when pursuing those careers. As a result, both girls 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 (Mae) and technology (Sam). They now run a successful video production company in London, but they recognise they would never be where they are now without the motivation and encouragement from one another.

Mae and Sam are appalled that there is still a lack of relevant and engaging information on how to break into the creative industries and are adamant they can disrupt this tradition. Their passion is reflected in the content and atmosphere of the event and their determination 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.