The creative industry’s conspicuous lack of diversity in class, color, disability, gender, sexuality, and perspective is having a direct impact on the depth and breadth of storytelling, ideas, and innovation.

We need to support the transformation of the industry by feeding the pipeline with the right people, creating opportunities for diverse talent, and working hard to retain and develop those already in the industry.

To that end, we’ve created three unique offerings to support underrepresented talent at different points in their career journeys. We help them get industry-ready with Creative Campus. The Creative Fellowship provides them with hands-on work experience. And our Leadership Accelerator positions them for success as the leaders of tomorrow.

We’re currently welcoming applicants for 2020 Leadership Accelerator sessions. While this year’s Campus and Fellowship admissions have closed, we look forward to hosting a new cohort in 2021.

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Leadership Accelerator

Leadership teams of creative companies across the globe are lacking in diversity of gender, race, sexuality, ability, class, and perspective – especially at the top. 

The Rare Leadership Accelerator aims to reverse this trend. Rare Leadership Accelerator is for underrepresented future creative leaders who wish to fundamentally change the creative industries for the better. It equips attendees with the connections, insight, skills, and tools to succeed in a post-Covid world, fast-tracking underrepresented talent to the top.

A lack of diversity has been proven to fundamentally hold back creativity and innovation, and many organisations are missing out on both talent and opportunity. Rare Leadership Accelerator puts underrepresented talent at the heart of the story, ensuring they thrive today, and lead tomorrow.

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Creative Fellowship

With the creative pipeline being fed from similar elite universities, the industry has created a loop of talent and a largely homogeneous workplace. This is why we're looking outside the typical networks to find our creative team.

We’re inviting a group of emerging creative talent from a variety of creative disciplines — writing, art direction, filmmaking, UX, visual design — to come work with Google's creative teams for one year. Each participant receives hands-on experience with key program initiatives, individual mentorship, networking opportunities and Fellowship-specific events and speakers.

The Creative Fellowship ushers in a new, diverse generation of talent – and enables the industry at large to benefit from fresh, innovative perspectives through the years to come.

Application submission for the 2021 Creative Fellowship will be available in September. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Creative Campus

If we want to see more diversity in creative departments, we need to look beyond current talent pools and address the fundamental challenge – the pipeline.

Talent from underrepresented backgrounds are often unaware of the wide variety of creative jobs that are out there – and how to pursue them.

Creative Campus equips the world’s most promising, diverse up-and-comers with deeper knowledge of the industry, a wider understanding of their career potential, as well as the tools, mentors, and confidence they need to embark on their careers.

Applications for 2020 intake of Creative Campus have now closed.

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