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Posted on 01 June 2018 by Mireille Harper 


Some inspiration for you budding creatives!

1. For the budding creative consultant: BOSSY LDN

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Izzy Steven and Dhamirah Coombes AKA Bossy LDN are an unstoppable creative agency. Covering culture and brand consultancy, artist development, bespoke experiences, influencer marketing, DJing, photography, and much more, Bossy LDN have worked with high-profile brands and artists alike. Alongside their creative ventures, they host networking events and working creatives breakfasts, to get other young women into the creative industries. Inspiring and empowering! See more here.

2. For the aspiring journo: GAL-DEM

Founded by Liv Little in 2015, Gal-Dem is a vibrant online magazine written by women of colour for all to enjoy and explore. The creative collective of over 70 women and non-binary women of colour not only produce the Gal-Dem magazine, they also host events from self-care events to museum takeovers to club nights, and host a radio show every other Sunday on Reprezent. See more here.

3. For the future publishing superstar: KNIGHTS OF

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Founded by Aimée Felone and David Stevens, Knights Of are a commercial children's fiction publisher, who focus not only on making children's books more diverse and inclusive, but also work on creating a better relationship with writers, illustrators, agents, retailers and other publishers to make books better overall! See more here.


4. For the enterprising agent: THE GOOD LITERARY AGENCY

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Founded by Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford, The Good Literary Agency is a social enterprise literary agency. The agency is dedicated to increasing opportunities for representation for all writers under-represented in mainstream publishing and focusing on discovering and developing the careers of writers of colour, disability, working class, LGBTQ+ and anyone who feels their story is not being told in the mainstream. See more here.

5. For the rising playwright: KRISTINE LANDON-SMITH

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Director, Kristine Landon-Smith launched the Tamasha theatre back in 1989. It is now home to a diverse cohort of theatre makers. The theatre, which has run for 28 years, helps emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, and nurtures, trains and inspires artists, leaders and young people to get into theatre. See more here.


6. For the passionate performer: TAMARA KRAMER

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Kramer established Studio 68 in 2010, London's renowned dance studio. Setting out with a vision to create a bright and prosperous dance community in London, the studio now employs over 50 choreographers, and has amassed an incredible 30,000 followers and dancers across social media. In addition to dance classes, the company provide services for all creative industries including video production, photography, artist management and more. See more here.


7. For the aspiring artist: ANGELIQUE SCHMITT

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Schmitt is both Co-Founder and Director at Kindred Studios, which provides affordable maker spaces to over 175 artists and artisans in West London. Kindred also offers an outreach programme designed to engage the next generation of creatives. See more here.

8. For the dedicated musician: LAURA LEWIS-PAUL

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Formerly a charity worker, Lewis-Paul set up Bristol-based Saffron Records, a female-run record label which only represents female artists. In addition, Saffron Records also offers classes to secondary school girls interested in music production and DJing, alongside courses in a broad range of music subjects. See more here.


9. For the future community champion: OTEGHA UWAGBA

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Having worked for Vice and AMV BBDO, Uwagba left the advertising world to set up Women Who, a London-based community for creative working women. She's also a best-selling author of the career bible, Little Black Book, a brand consultant, and a public speaker. Read more here.


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