Leading online portfolio provider highlights importance of creative arts as eagerly anticipated showcase at Tate Britain draws near

Creative Portal - the provider of online portfolios to performers, artists and designers - has used the holding of the upcoming Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain to emphasise the importance of creative arts.

After announcing the shortlist for the upcoming Turner Prize 2018, Tate Britain will be staging an exhibition of work from each artist at the gallery from 26th September 2018 to 6th January 2019.

It has been confirmed that the chosen shortlist of four is Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson. The exhibition will lead all the way up to an awards ceremony in December, which will be broadcast live on the BBC. Free entry will be offered to all of those attendees aged under 25, for the first 25 days.

Mike Cobb-Pernak, the director of Creative Portal, said: "Creative arts do not constrict age, gender or race; and so we are delighted with Tate Britain's decision to encourage those under the age of 25 to attend the exhibition. The Turner Prize has long been an award coveted by Britain's visual artists, and we hope that this year's showcase can act as an inspiration to many of the young people who visit the Tate Britain, serving to help lay the foundation for the next era of creativity in this country."

Creative Portal is set to make a splash among creatives in the UK, offering a platform to create a free online portfolio which will help to connect artists, performers and designers with those in higher education and organisations which make up the creative sector. It is anticipated that young people aiming to make headway in the industry will be particularly receptive to the new resource.


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For further information and an interview, or photographs, contact Mike Cobb-Pernak on 07804893011 or email mike@creativeportal.co.uk

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About Creative Portal

Creative Portal is an online hub for artists to display and promote their work. Founder and co-director Mike Cobb-Pernak started the business after spending over 40 years teaching in the creative sector. The hope is that the portal becomes the 'go-to' online gallery for up-and-coming and established creatives, whether they be artists, musicians, actors or others in the creative professions.

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