Creative Works is a Community Interest Company, part of the Big Creative Village Project.

We’ve been making a difference within the creative industries since 1999 by providing training and opportunities to young people. Growth and community is at the core of our existence.

The journey began in 1999, when I first started teaching event promotions to a small group of young people on a housing estate in Waltham Forest. Nearly twenty years on and not only are we changing lives through Big Creative Training and Academy (BCE) but we can now extend our vision through the launch of Creative Works, a shared workspace and community for the 21st century in the heart of East London.

Alexis MichaelidesFounder & Managing Director | Big Creative Education


young people trained in creative and media courses since 1999


of our apprentices work in creative industries


of our academy graduates are first generation in their families to attend university