Creative United provides a range of financial products and services designed to enable the growth and development of the UK’s cultural and creative industries.
Our mission is to build a sustainable and resilient creative economy, making the arts accessible to all.
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Our new Prosper business support programme will be launching at end March 2017. Watch this space!
ArtsCard is the UK's first employee benefit scheme to focus exclusively on arts, culture and creativity.
Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan.
Take it away makes musical instruments more accessible by providing interest-free loans of up to £5,000.
Creative Industry Finance offers business development support and access to finance for creative industry enterprises.
Creative United are thrilled to announce that Prosper, the new, Arts Council England-funded business support programme, will be open for applications on Monday 27th March 2017.
Invitation to contribute to a review of current business support provision for the cultural and creative sector.
Invitation to Tender (Competitive Procedure with Negotiation)
A tender opportunity is offered by Creative United for the provision of consumer credit services for the Take it away scheme for an initial period of 24 months from 1 August 2017
Do you have a creative business operating within a sector such as craft, design, visual arts, performing arts, music, digital, film, or fashion? Led by two of expert business advisors who have worked on the Creative Industry Finance programme, our new lunchtime webinars will help you achieve your business goals. Sign up for one webinar, and we'll send you a half price discount code for a second!
We are extremely pleased to announce that Own Art is now available to use in Tate Modern’s new retail space, Tate Edit.
We’re extremely excited to announce that Creative United will provide expert business advice to 25 cultural organisations across England, as part of a new Change Creation Programme established by People Make It Work - an Organisation Development Consultancy recently awarded £479,070 from Arts Council England as part of ACE’s Building Resilience programme.
It's that time of year again: Own Art will be at this year's London Art Fair with a dedicated Own Art Stand, a guided tour of Own Art member galleries, and a talk about how to start a collection with some exciting guests.
We are delighted to announce we have been awarded a £400,000 grant from Arts Council England to devise and deliver a new business support programme called Prosper which will be launched in 2017.
Our latest report surveys the landscape for artist studios and workspaces.
We have created a survey to assess the impact of Own Art on artists, designers and craft makers.
Creative Industry Finance have launched a series of webinars and workshops specifically designed for creative businesses.
Creative United has been invited to speak at a seminar at the Wesminster Forum on Thursday 19th May 2016.
Why should employers sign up to ArtsCard? Here are three reasons why engagement in the arts is beneficial to employee wellbeing and productivity.
This month, we were at the London Art Fair 2016 launching Own Art Plus, a new addition to the Own Art scheme which enables the purchase of higher-priced contemporary art and craft.
Our new report in association ArtTactic highlights the opportunities and challenges for galleries in a rapidly changing market place.
We recently celebrated Creative United’s successes in our Annual Impact Report.
If you've got experience of running a creative business, or passionate about supporting and mentoring business development within the creative industries, we'd love to hear from you.
We’re proud to support the #BaccfortheFuture campaign, urging the Government to protect the arts by ensuring that creative subjects count equally in school accountability measures.
Our Head of Business Lending Programmes, Sarah Thirtle was recently invited by the Beijing Institute of Culture, Innovation and Communication to speak about Creative Industry Finance.
As Creative Industry Finance approaches its first year we’re proud of the progress it has already made in helping creative businesses develop and grow, contributing to create a more sustainable creative sector in the UK.
Own Art is used as a prime example to help launch Art Money, Sydney's interest free loan service for the purchase of art and craft work.
On 18 March 2015, new legislation was passed by the UK Government that is set to release thousands of small businesses from the requirement to be authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
We are looking for a talented Programme Manager for our two consumer credit programmes, Own Art and Take it away.
We are incredibly proud to have our Creative Industry Finance programme marked out as an example of good practice by the European Expert Network on Culture's recent report 'Opportunities for Creative and Cultural Sectors (CCSs) to Access Finance in the EU'
We hosted a packed event at Bl-nk Space in London on 23 September to launch Creative Industry Finance.
Take a look at the final evaluation report from our Creative Industry Finance pilot programme...
CIDA presents the 4th Annual Cr8net Conference on 1st July 2014 and we've got a ticket offer just for you...
We have a very special ticket offer for the REMIX Academy Summit just for friends of Creative United...
We have teamed up with Soho Create to offer discounted tickets for their new festival celebrating creativity.
Since we launched Own Art, 10 years ago, over 30,000 people have used the scheme to purchase more than £25 million worth of contemporary art and craft.
Creative United’s Take it Away team attended the Music Industry Associations (MIA) Awards 2013 which took place at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel last week.
As we enter the new year it's a great opportunity to look back at one of the success stories from our Creative Industry Finance programme.
Creative United's Own Art Team will be attending this years London Art Fair.