Who are we?

There is a known absence of people from working class background in the creative arts with only 12.4% of the work force in creative industries 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.

What can you do to help? 

This database is about collaboration and opportunity. There are a wide range of creatives from artists and designers to actors, dancers and screenwriters If you are in need of a creative, have opportunities to share or are interested in collaborating with the creatives you can contact them via email on their profile pages.

How do I get Involved?

If you are a working class creative and would like to appear on the database please get in touch.

Emily Rose England

Documentary & Fashion photographer

Daniel Jacques- Kershaw


Corie McGowan


Iwana Cristal

Fashion & Portrait Photographer

Leah Wareham

Documentary & Lifestyle photographer

Courtney McMahon

Artist, Playwright, Graphic Designer, Co-Artistic Director of Ghosted Ink Arts Collective and Supervisor of Bellingham Film Palace

Warren Harper

Curator and Researcher

Karolina Dworska


Patrick Garvey


Sarah Crewe

Experimental poet

Abi Haywood/ Snotty Bitch

Multimedia artist

Rebecca Orr

Multidisciplinary artist

Casey Wait

Illustrator and Writer

Laura Mason


Rosie Piercy


Tommy Sissons

Poet, Fiction writer and Performer

Gullu Kandrou

Interdisciplinary Artist/ Poetess



Heather Glazzard


Connor (trackie) Mcleod

Visual Artist

Rowan Wigley

Filmmaker/ Videographer/ Set design/ Photographer

Fin Sales

Poet, photographer, videographer, painter

Darcy Mooney

Freelance Graphic Designer, Educator and Creative

Chloe Walker

Contemporary dancer/ Performer/ Movement artist/ Choreographer

Jessica Bebenek

Writer/ Bookmaker/ Interdisciplinary Artist

Abi Charlesworth

Multi disciplinary artist

Vittoria Camila Vilela Cogorno

Natural dyes / Tapestries / Ritual/ Performance

Laura Hessey


Wank collective

Working Class Artists Network

Alisha Brocklebank

Photographer/film-maker with an interest in investigating the link between individual presence and human connection.

Craig David Parr



Visual Art and Activism about trans, disabled, and working class experiences

Jon Edgley

Visual artist and Curator

Martin Swan

I create assemblages.

Kat Outten

Mixed media artist and Designer

Lewis Buttery


Ella Fitzgerald

Interdisciplinary artist

Lolly Adams



Contemporary performance/theatre maker

Chanelle Love

Interdisciplinary artist

Elizabeth Luffman


Charlie Tallott


Give Poetry a Chance

All we are saying is... Give Poetry A Chance!

Grass magazine

Bi annual working class magazine

Bobby Benjamin


Gabriella Davies

Maker of paintings, sculptures, installations, and short films

Rachelle Cox

Visual Artist


Babeworld is Georgina Tyson and Ashleigh Williams and the practice is multimedia and facilitation.

Evangeline Harrison

Prop making and Puppetry.

Emily O’Sullivan

Writer & editor

Megan Smith

Painter/ Sculptor

Scarlett Kennedy


Jay Sutherland

Analog photographer, writer, zine maker, youth artist.

James Bethell

Artist and Actor