Thursday, October 17, 2019
Welcome to

This is Creative Enterprise

"THIS IS CREATIVE ENTERPRISE, or TICE is a Community Interest Company or CIC. Working with the brilliant businesses, schools, colleges and universities in our region, we give young people a taste of the opportunities that exist within the commercial creative, design and digital industries.

Whether students want to explore the fashion, textiles surface design, music industry, photography, software development, graphic design, illustration, creative enterprise, creative writing, film, digital media, or animation industries, TICE teaches them the steps they need to take to build a successful creative career."

Jennifer Barrett

Established in 2008, TICE:

Supports year nine to year thirteen students who are ready to explore a creative, design or digital pathway

Presents a relevant overview of the creative sector and the different skills and talents it requires

Provides valuable insights into how a creative business works and thrives

Gives practical and up-to-date careers advice and guidance

Helps students gain valuable industry contacts

Explores industry standard, specialist and transferable skills

Motivates, inspires and builds confidence in the students we work with

How can you help?

Introducing the TICE programme

The TICE programme is a journey in three stages that culminates with a celebratory final showcase for students, teachers, families and industry supporters.

The programme is updated each year and is designed to support students to explore a range of options and discover what the current creative, design and digital industries are really all about.

With a choice of fashion, textiles surface design, music, photography, software development, graphic design, illustration, creative enterprise, creative writing, film, digital media and animation, the TICE programme showcases how creative sectors collaborate and integrate – and reveals the many opportunities such collaborations can present. Schools can choose to introduce one or more of the industries we cover to their students.

THE STAGES
TICE PROGRAMME

Insight Stage

The one-day INSIGHT workshops are the beginning of the TICE journey for all students and their schools.

Explore Stage

The EXPLORE stage runs for two non-consecutive days and sees the students experience the worlds of creative industry and higher education.

Create Stage

The CREATE stage is the final stage of the students’ TICE experience.

Final Show

The TICE Final Show is dedicated to the achievements of the students who have successfully completed the INSIGHT, EXPLORE and CREATE stages of the TICE programme.

Would you like to be involved?

THE FACTS

Ebacc and Progress 8 performance measures are changing the focus of creative education within schools. This changing focus means that fewer young people are choosing to pursue careers in the creative sector. TICE is working to change this.

How can you help?

There are four ways in which you could support us to bring a unique and invaluable perspective to student learning outside the classroom. Each of which will help us to enable students across the north-east to explore the worlds of fashion, textiles surface design, music industry, photography, software development, graphic design, illustration, creative enterprise, creative writing, film, digital media, and animation.

What's involved?
CAN YOU HELP

Option One

Share what you know.

Option Two

Show us around.

Option Three

Collaborate with us.

Option Four

Wish you’d had this at school?

Your help means that we can:

Help students become more efficient and entrepreneurial

Improve students’ basic employability skills, removing barriers to work

Help disadvantaged individuals and groups value their aspirations

Increase students’ achievements, and confidence

WHY TICE?
AMAZING REASONS

Teams

We’ll bring your teams together and watch as a sense of ownership and pride develops in your roles as industry mentors.

Morale

We’ll improve your employee morale and loyalty as your company’s involvement impacts on the community in which you operate.

Talent

We’ll help you uncover a wealth of new creative talent – nurturing students to develop the skills for successful work experience or apprenticeship placements.

Support

We’ll support your CSR strategies - in a way that’s engaging, positive and fun for everyone involved.

Whether you can share what you know, host a workplace tour, set us a brief or support a school, we’d love to talk to you.

What is it really all about?

Ultimately, we don’t want you to simply tick a box for CSR. But we would like to see you jump out of that box as creatively as possible, scribble all over it and help showcase the talent of this region with us.

The Tice Team