There is a known absence of people from working class backgrounds in the creative arts. As of 2020, only 16% of the workforce in creative industries are from working-class backgrounds.
Art is a reflection of our time and If working class people are not given the opportunities their stories are not represented.
The 'Working Class Creatives Database' is a platform to share and highlight the work of working class creatives.
The Working Class creatives Database exists through this website and an Instagram page.
The aim of this database is to facilitate a space that puts working class creatives at the forefront; A space for conversation, connections and sharing of opportunities, skills and knowledge.
This database is about creating a community amongst one another but also promoting work in hope of providing paid opportunities with a larger goal of making the creative bubbles more accessible for working class people.