The programme is rooted in collaboration across the commercial and creative industries and harnesses the expertise, priorities, enthusiasm and scrutiny of diverse professionals from many different contexts. It is based on real needs and opportunities and aims to achieve genuine benefit across sectors through the exchange of differing knowledge, skills, experience and ideas.
Creative Exchange was one of the initial recommendations from the Culture & Commerce Taskforce, established by the Lord Mayor, in partnership with the City of London Corporation and Culture Mile.
Current activity taking place within Creative Exchange includes:
Culture Mile and Company of Entrepreneurs Co-Mentoring pilot
Creatives and business entrepreneurs are working together as both mentor and mentee to share their expertise, perspective and process with each other, whilst learning, exploring and expanding as partners of equal value.
Digital exchange, in partnership with Digital Boost
Digital Boost is a community of digital professionals from organisations such as Google, Bloomberg and Vodafone, who want to help small businesses and charities upskill and grow. Free digital upskilling and one-to-one mentoring sessions for creatives and culture professionals can be booked here.
Creative Exchange is supported by founding partner Bloomberg L.P. to help place creative communities at the centre of economic recovery. Further contributors include the Company of Entrepreneurs, Digital Boost, Lloyds Banking Group, Creative England, Legal & General, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, University of Chicago/Booth School of Business, Music in Offices, and New Diorama Theatre.