About
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Sparking employability, placemaking and new economy projects across Plymouth and beyond

Work with emerging creative talent

IGNITE provides an opportunity for businesses and organisations to search for emerging creative talent and develop meaningful industry collaborations.

Launched in July 2020, the IGNITE website acts as a hub to connect talent from the two leading universities with Plymouth's creative community, industry and the public to spark productivity and employment. More than 400 final year students completed a profile and submitted highlights of their work for you to search and connect.

This website allows
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Emerging creative talent to showcase their personal profiles and portfolios to generate full-time, freelance, residency and collaborative opportunities

The digital, virtual, 

e-commerce driven world is more important now than ever before

We can adopt new methods to enhance the student experience, drive graduate retention, employer engagement, support self-employment and showcase emerging talent across Plymouth and beyond. 

We recognised the need to present graduates more effectively with professional profiles, give them the best chance possible to be found online, connect them with relevant individuals and organisations in the public and private sector, match them to enquires and support them with project management.

This website allows
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Industry and the public to search for the right creative talent to solve problems, transform businesses and provide solutions to complex social issues

The Bridge Initiative

IGNITE is the emerging creative talent arm of The Bridge Initiative which helps businesses and organisations to develop new products, services and access resources.

Our experience of showcasing skills and knowledge available through Plymouth's leading institutions, local and national practitioners, managing our own community events and partnerships, means we are perfectly placed to work with businesses and organisations looking to develop meaningful industry collaborations to ignite employment and economic growth. Contact us 

The IGNITE Team
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We are a team of Creative Producers, Directors & Website Developers, Business Development leads, Careers & Employability Advisors and Administrators 

Dan Howson

Creative Producer

Lauren Tenn

Administrator

Miles Noble

Lead Developer

Dave Smith

Creative Director

Our partnership
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Led by University of Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth City Council as part of the iMayflower project, the IGNITE website and IGNITE Festival of Creativity is supported with funding from the Cultural Development Fund through Arts Council England and DCMS