Calico Creative is a production company operating as a social enterprise. We work to provide people in North West communities with better access to employment opportunities in the creative and digital sector.

This is a growth sector for the region and for the wider UK economy as a whole – employing around 1.5 million people across the UK. We recognise that inspiring people from our communities to consider careers in these industries will further play an important part in growing a skilled and diverse workforce for the future.

Job creation and work-based learning  are at the very heart of what we do and, in our first year, we have engaged over 250 people in developing Calico Creative through a range of activities, including:

  1. Research and Development
  2. Script Writing
  3. Graphic Design
  4. Animation Production
  5. Music Composing and Arranging
  6. Field Recording
  7. Digital Archiving
  8. Dubbing Mixing
  9. Presenting and Voice Over
  10. TV Hair and Make Up
  11. Journalism
  12. Social Networking
  13. Games Design and Development
  14. Pitching to Commissioners

We have successfully facilitated work experience placements and internships for over 20 young people, and started to forge stronger links between community groups, education providers and industry professionals. We are also actively developing our own exciting digital products and services, so watch this space!

Our Person Club educational resources are used in primary schools across the UK. See an example here

Follow us on Tumblr to see what our young people are up to.

For more information, email or call 01282 686511.