Re:Create is our innovative business support programme, delivered partnership with Wandsworth Borough Council.
Re:Create empowers its participants to create more resilient and financially-sustainable businesses and provides them with the necessary support to thrive. The 2023 edition is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
This year’s cohort of 50 represents the diverse communities and impressive talent from across the London borough of Wandsworth. It includes a wide range of creative entrepreneurs including visual artists, photographers, fashion designers, publishers, filmmakers, and musicians.
The continuing collaboration between Creative United and Wandsworth Borough Council shows a long-term commitment to empowering local creative talent, fostering inclusivity, and facilitating the growth of a dynamic creative community.
For this second edition of Re:Create each participant benefits from:
- 3 hours of free personalised one-on-one mentoring sessions with business coaches in creative enterprise.
- Being part of a growing network of creatives in the Wandsworth borough area.
- Access to a free, complementary on-demand e-learning course.
This comprehensive approach ensures tailored guidance on crucial aspects of business development, including marketing strategies, financial planning, and leadership. Thanks to the support of Wandsworth Borough Council, the Re:Create Business Skills e-learning course is also available for free, until September 2024, for any creative business, artist or maker based in the borough who wants to grow their creative business. Simply fill in the eligibility form on the course page to receive your free access code within 3 working days.
Sarah Thirtle, Director of Strategic Development at Creative United, said:
We are thrilled to announce this year’s Re:Create 2023 participants. The outcomes from the first programme, back in 2021 during the Covid-19 lockdowns, showed we helped creative people and businesses create exciting and viable plans to flourish, enabling local economic growth and vibrant communities to thrive – which is as at the heart of our mission as a community interest company.
We look forward to supporting our new cohort take their businesses forward.”
Discover our talented Re:Create 2023 cohort:
Please click through to meet our cohort and to learn more about their work:
AFROCHICK PRODUCTIONS TV, film, advertising and creative production company | AKRASIBOUTIQUE Designer fashion, hair and clothing accessories | BATTERSEA ANTHOLOGY LIMITED Literary magazine publishing | BE KIND PRODUCTIONS LTD Film and TV production company | BETHANY COOPER PRODUCTIONS Theatre producer | BURNT HUB Furniture designer and maker | CATHERINE MARCHE Jeweller | CATHYGREENCERAMICS | Ceramic artist/maker | CLAYE BOWLER Visual artist and sculptor | DOLL’S EYE THEATRE AND CHARITABLE TRUST Theatre company | EDWARD WRIGHT STUDIO Photography and publishing | ELAINE GILES Visual artist | FÉE UHSSI Multimedia artist and fashion designer | FLOATING FOCUS FACILITIES LTD Film production company | FROGGY’S FAMOUS FAN CLUB Musician and entertainer | GOOSEGLITTERS Collage artist | GT ROBERTS PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer and artist | HALLOMAI DANCE Dance company | HANNAH SIMPSON STUDIO Ceramic design company | HEATHER SIBLY PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer | HILAIRE MCLEISH Writer | HOW TO BE BOOKS Publishing and podcast production | INCLUSION COLLECTIVE Artist collective and archive | INSPIRED CREATIVE HUB Creative and marketing agency | IZBA ARTS Platform for Eastern European arts and culture | KARAN KALHA Visual artist | KATE BODELL/THE ART OF HEALING Writer and illustrator | KATIE PARSONS Visual artist | LIZZIES LINES Creative studio | LONDON INDEPENDENT STORY PRIZE LTD Creative writing and publishing | LUCA BOSANI Performance artist and sculptor | MABEL SYMONS FINE ART Visual artist and framer | MORBINI ART STUDIO Visual artist | NATASHA CORNE PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer | PELLEGRINI ARTWORKS Visual artist | PLANT A BLOOMER Design studio | PUTNEY MUSIC SCHOOL Music tuition | RARE CULTURE LONDON Fashion designer | ROCK & SOAR Lighting design studio | ROOPADESIGNS LIMITED Visual artist and creative agency | SABIA DUVIDA LTD Language school | SABRINA ORTOLANI PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer | SARAH FURNISS PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer and artist | SLAVICA’S DESIGNS Jeweller | SOMY LONDON Fashion brand | TANIT WEB LTD Web and app design studio | THAT DSG Photographer and content creator | THE ARTY- CRAFTY MUSLIM CLUB Community arts organisation | TINA AILEEN Fashion brand | TOTTY AND PY Children’s fashion and playwear