A free, inclusive platform to support, inspire & connect UK creatives
Discover 40+ inspiring interviews with industry superstars
Find out where they’ve been, where they are and where they’re going in their careers. From award-winning artist, Murugiah to Creative Recruiter, Nikky Lyle, there's so many exciting creatives sharing their journeys here. Get reading...
Get stuck into 20+ essential creative resources
Download templates, worksheets, assessments, planners, journals and exercises to elevate your work and emotional well-being. From Goal Setting to Mindful Colouring, there's bound to be something for you.
Join our 1k+ strong Instagram community of like-minded creatives
The 'gram is our second home. Check it out for networking opportunities. Plus, even more motivation, news and good stuff. Over 1,000 creatives love it.
Why not join us?
The Creative Occupation was founded by Lorelle Skelton and launched in July 2021 as a response to stats around diversity and professional development in the creative industries. Since then, TCO has supported countless creatives through; facilitating mentoring relationships, advocating for a more diverse creative industries with increased representation of BAME creatives, building a personalised, online member hub and directory, sharing practical resources, insightful interviews, daily motivation and more. We've released an eBook, partnered with Shillington, Fuse and Salt and Sister Studio - hands up if you managed to grab one of our dreamy totes! - and been celebrated in the press (check out this Design by Women write up 🙏).
In October 2023 TCO became a social enterprise and removed all paywalls to allow even more creatives to access support and inspiration. Interested in working with TCO? Get in touch.