Forge, our new business support programme with London Borough of Waltham Forest is now open for applications.
On 4 December 2018, we launched our new business support programme for businesses in the Blackhorse Lane area of Walthamstow, in Waltham Forest. The programme will run for two years, and is open for creative businesses and freelancers in…
The Government has announced a £3 million social investment fund to support creative and cultural organisations across the Northern Powerhouse.
The Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (NCRF) will run for two years from April 2019 and will be open to non-profit creative, arts and cultural organisation as well as small or medium-sized creative businesses from industries such as crafts, design,…
Creative United has been awarded a contract to support artists, makers, designers, producers, arts organisations and music companies to create jobs and achieve their ambitions for growth.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is investing in the future of creative industries with a two-year, £100,000 business support programme which will be delivered by Creative United.
Today we launch our evaluation report on the Prosper project that shows that we have enhanced the understanding of what works for business support provision in the creative and cultural sectors.
There’s a lot of discussion around resilience in the arts and creative industries, at a time when the number of students taking arts qualifications is declining and organisations…
Prosper Business Support: 715 hours of support, 70 organisations & 25,000 miles
As the Prosper programme draws to a close, we begin reflecting on the achievements and the wrap-up celebration at Coventry University.
On 31 March we came to the end of the business support period for our Prosper programme. In that time, we delivered 715 hours…
In partnership with Coventry University, Prosper has produced ‘Business Support and the Cultural and Creative Sector in England and Scotland: A Review’.
“…the cultural and creative sectors are increasingly aware of the need for business support and engaging substantially – and more so than other sectors – where appropriate support exists and has capacity.”
While outwardly the…
Here’s a brief update on the progress of our pilot business support programme, Prosper
During the course of the last month, our business support team has been hard at work conducting check-in calls with all 70 libraries, arts organisations, museums and creative businesses participating in the Prosper programme. We’ve received plenty of feedback and would like to share some…
Sarah Thirtle speaks at UK Theatre’s Business Resilience Conference
Sarah Thirtle, our Director of Business Support Programmes, spoke to a room full of theatre organisations at UK Theatre’s Business Resilience conference on 2 November 2017.
Alongside Gary Topp, Director of Culture Central and Ankur Bahl, thespian turned Associate for McKinsey & Company, Sarah spoke as part of…
Meet the cohort
We are excited to announce the 70 organisations and individuals across the arts, museums and libraries that will benefit from free business support through our Prosper programme.
This cohort includes cutting-edge artists, innovative library services, enterprising museums and much-loved arts organisations. Having received over 250 high-calibre applications, the selection process of choosing only 70 was a difficult…
Prosper deadline has passed
Yesterday was the last day for applications for the Prosper programme. Watch this space for future updates.
We’re thrilled to have had such an enthusiastic response from the sector. We’ve received over 250 applications from arts organisations, museums and libraries applying for 70 free places.
We’ve received applications from all the English regions and there’s…