Empowering Diversity in the Creative Industry

From virtual instruments to sample libraries, Spitfire Audio is changing the game when it comes to unlocking passion in the music world. In line with their commitment to support artists and celebrate diversity within the creative sector, Blueprint for All are thrilled about our ongoing partnership with Spitfire Audio through their Original Media Toolkit.

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Date: 22nd Jun 2023

Author: Eve Froude

Type: Blog

At Blueprint for All, our mission is to foster a thriving and inclusive creative industry that celebrates and uplifts individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds. We are delighted to announce our recent collaboration with Spitfire Audio, a company renowned for inspiring composers and musicians worldwide. Together, we aim to break down barriers and create opportunities for talented individuals who have historically been underrepresented in the creative sector.

As part of our partnership, Spitfire Audio has developed the Original Media Toolkit, an extraordinary collection of presets and sounds designed to fuel artistic expression. This toolkit encompasses everything from piano presets to aggro synths, latch lockers, plastic hangers, metallophones, and more. With each purchase of the Original Media Toolkit, 100% of the profits have been directed towards Blueprint for All, enabling us to continue our vital work in supporting creatives from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Representation in the creative industry is a pressing issue that requires our collective attention. According to a study conducted by Create London and the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC), as of 2018, only 12.6% of individuals in the UK’s creative industries were from diverse ethnic backgrounds, while comprising 40.2% of the overall London population. This disparity is reflective of the challenges faced by marginalised communities in accessing opportunities within the sector.

Additionally, the Creative Diversity Network (CDN) reported that in 2019, representation in key creative roles within the UK television industry stood at just 7.8%. These statistics shed light on the urgency of our mission to create pathways for individuals from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the creative sectors. At Blueprint for All, we believe that every individual should have the opportunity to showcase their talent, regardless of their background. By collaborating with Spitfire Audio and promoting the Original Media Toolkit, we are working towards a more inclusive and equitable creative landscape.

To learn more about the various resources available across Blueprint for All, why not check out our inclusive digital platform, My Blueprint for All for all things creative and new.