June’s Digital and Creative Round-up

With summer finally making a much-needed appearance, here’s our latest round-up of digital and creative sector news from across the Liverpool City Region to help you find the support and skills that will benefit you, not just now, but for years to come.

 

Enda Carey, the Studio’s Sector Skills Champion, says: “With so many exciting events, developments and opportunities across our region again this month we want to ensure all our students benefit from them.”

 

Future Yard CIC to become bigger and better

Huge congratulations go to Birkenhead based Future Yard CIC, which has successfully received capital investment funding. This, along with investment through Wirral Council’s Town Deal, will now be used to construct a new outdoor performance venue and 10 music studios.

Founded on a singular and steadfast belief that music can change the world, this community music venue is always worth a visit thanks to the life-changing events, opportunities and experiences it creates, organises and delivers for local young people to partake in and enjoy.

 

Bloom in Baltic

Studio students were excited to join Baltic Creative’s Bloom event in May and now it has released its impact report for the event, detailing its support for the creative and digital sectors with a blend of inspiration and community connection.

Our students were amongst 148 attendees on the day, listening to a series of panel discussions and talks, alongside tailored guidance and face-to-face advice from 15 organisations spanning finance, legal, education, wellbeing and sustainability.

The event reached 368,000 people through its digital marketing hashtag and 79% of attendees expressed an interest in returning to Bloom 2025. Speakers covered topics from AI to place and development and creativity, with a keynote speech from Charlie Gladstone, who runs the Hawarden Estate near Chester and Glen Dye in Scotland.

 

Make CIC announces major expansion

Make CIC has announced a major expansion in partnership with building services contractor, Kimpton. The collaboration will see the transformation of a building on Argyle Street, Birkenhead into a new hub for creativity and community.

With a ground floor café and education spaces, as well as studios and art spaces on the first and second floors due to be completed this summer, more funds will also be raised later. This will complete studios on the top floor, in the basement, and an eco-education room and growing space on the roof.

 

Check out Be More

Whatever your future career plans the Liverpool City Region Be More portal is an award-winning UCAS-style apprenticeship and careers service helping young people locally get into work.

Bringing together opportunities in every sector and across every area, on their website you’ll find more about the latest vacancies, events and support on offer across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral, as well as their growing number of high street hubs you can visit in person.

 

Discover Creative Careers

Discover! Creative Careers Week returns this November and it’s a great chance for young people aged 16 plus, as well as their parents and carers, to find out more about the range of roles available, the prospect of work, and where to go for further information.

Industry led and designed to provide real-life encounters and creative experiences through in-school, workplace and online events, we recommend registering your interest today.