Our top 10 reasons to attend Creative Futures

Bookings are officially open for Creative Futures 2019, with 40+ events to help you get ahead in the creative industries. Here’s our top ten reasons to attend…



1. Network with industry professionals

This year hear inspiring talks from alumni and partners including The DotsD&ADDezeenExposureThe Champion AgencyCockpit ArtsThe Design Trust, DACSconnectt and many more!


2. Learn to promote yourself

We’ve got events on brand building, the art of promotion: creative tips for getting yourself out there  and how to book freelance work and brand yourself online.


3. Get yourself a professional headshot

If you’re looking to establish a professional network online or gain press coverage for your business, having a good quality headshot photo is key. Headshot photos can be expensive but, luckily for you, we’ve drafted a professional photographer to help! They’ll be taking headshot photos of UAL students and alumni every day at Creative Futures – for free.


4. Make yourself future proof

Get ahead with future-proof, preparing for the future of work and the future of social networks.

If you’re a student, get advice from the future too, with what I wish I’d known when I graduated,  and life after UAL: how to be resilient.


5. Gain knowledge on something specific

Hear from the Lumen Collective, who focus on themes of astronomy and light, regularly exhibiting in churches as well as galleries. Join Lumen: the power of a collective.

Or if architecture is more your thing, join careers in architecture and spatial design to hear tips and experiences from UAL alumni. 

Looking to go into Fashion? Join how to build resiliency into your career in fashion.


6. Learn how to create a career you love …

Get top tips from off the record: secrets to finding a fulfilling career, and checklist your way to a dream job.


7. Or do it yourself!

Join do what you want: make your job, don’t take a job and hear from the founding members of Graffiti Life with love what you do and get paid doing it.


8. Learn to look after number one

Make sure you don’t under-price yourself with know your value: costing and pricing your work and services and prevent yourself from burning out with inspiration and exhaustion: the balancing act of wellbeing.


9. Get great content for applications, interviews and elevator pitches.

It’s always great to give solid examples during interviews, and attending events like these shows that you’re pro-active and passionate about your discipline. You can talk about what you learnt during the sessions too! And if you want a chance to practice your pitching, join you are special: your USP, your pitch and if you need some advice on talking to employers about your needs join interview preparation and disclosing that you are disabled.  


10. See where being proactive can take you

Find out how to identify & approach your ideal client or employer, volunteer to boost your career and get work experience in the art world.


Sold? Check out our 40+ free events and book now!