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Digital Skills

TikTok Creative Academy x Factory International: Creative Careers Festival

A woman wearing a hat presents to a group of young creatives who would like to start a career in a creative industry. The photograph is taken from the back of the crowd.

Get ready to ignite your creative career and soak in the post-summer vibes as the TikTok Creative Academy comes to Manchester this September!

Factory International and TikTok Creative Academy have teamed up to bring you an unforgettable experience that’s all about your professional growth, inspiration, and creative connection.

The event will include:

  • Creative discussions: Dive into thought-provoking talks that challenge norms on topics including:
    • Alternative paths in the creative industry: Learn about the uncharted routes that lead to creative success, shared by professionals who have defied conventions.
    • How to establish your business as a freelance creative: Discover the strategic insights and practical know-how to transform your creative passion into a thriving business, from overcoming imposter syndrome to crafting a loyal client base.
    • Mastering self-promotion for creatives: Elevate your personal brand with tips tailored for creatives. Learn the digital marketing hacks that make your brand stand out.
  • One-to-one mentoring sessions: Rub shoulders with creative industry experts and trailblazing talent. Immerse yourself in valuable one-on-one sessions covering diverse fields such as graphic design, marketing, social media, and more. Receive personalised career insights for your creative journey.
  • Free professional headshots: Upgrade your creative portfolio and capture your best side with a headshot photoshoot. Our collaboration with a local photographer ensures you’ll walk away with polished, high-quality digital photos that shine a spotlight on your creative persona.
  • Networking sessions: Connect, collaborate, and create! Engage in meaningful conversations with fellow attendees. Whether you’re seeking inspiration or forging partnerships, this is where it all begins.
  • DJ aet: Groove to the rhythm of your creativity! Our DJ sets are here to keep the energy flowing during breaks. Take a moment to unwind, mingle, and embrace the event’s vibrant atmosphere.