The ‘hardest way to make an easy living'? The industry of ‘play'? The lonely world of free labour and inequalities? Our greatest success story?
More than 2 million people are employed in digital and creative industries- it's now worth £137bn a year to the UK. This new creative, tech savvy arm of the economy is a full of creative thinking, and its credited with driving our economy.
But tragivally only one quarter of those working in the digital sector are female.
What is the impact of this new mingling of story, design, and technology on women? The freelance worker, an individual, a micro‐business, an entrepreneurial women? The women starting out in this sector of autonomy, creativity and ‘play'.
Does she have to choose between art or commerce? ‘Art' or ‘industry'? Pixels or paint?
The Playhouse CreatEVE House project ran from Monday 7th March 2016 to Friday 18th March 2016.
The CreatEVE House project delivered a programme of workshops, masterclasses, exhibition and other events on the theme of Women In The Creative Industries.
All events were free, open to all and have focused discussions on various areas of creative work with contributors from various fields, men and women.
The programme included
• Masterclasses with established females in the creative industries including Theatre Directors, Writers, journalists, publishers and bloggers, Theatre Technicians, Filmmakers, Visual Artists, and women from Digital Technologies. These will be held by both indigenous and visiting, international facilitators.
• Conference A one day conference, tying in with International Women's Day, exploring the role of women in the creative industries, in line with Derry and Northern Ireland's aspirations to grow the creative industries. Panel discussions explored, across four panels on the day, the creative industries as a whole, changes within it, the divide between ‘art' and ‘industry', the mingling of story, design, and technology and the impact this growing industry is having on women and their creativity.
• Meet & Greet Networking Event An event where creative industries employers, artists, funders, educators, support organisations, marketers and investors met and networked with the aim of developing opportunities for all participants. Included information points from Theatre NI, Audiences NI etc.
• An Exhibition in our gallery space comprising of pieces of work from women in various different creative industries.
CLICK HERE for the full programme
Or hre to visit the CreatEVE House website www.createvehouse.wordpress.com