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.

Start learning with the on-demand Re:Create Business Skills course

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 accessoriesBATTERSEA ANTHOLOGY LIMITED Literary magazine publishingBE KIND PRODUCTIONS LTD Film and TV production companyBETHANY COOPER PRODUCTIONS Theatre producerBURNT HUB Furniture designer and makerCATHERINE MARCHE JewellerCATHYGREENCERAMICS |  Ceramic artist/makerCLAYE BOWLER Visual artist and sculptorDOLL’S EYE THEATRE AND CHARITABLE TRUST Theatre companyEDWARD WRIGHT STUDIO Photography and publishingELAINE GILES Visual artistFÉE UHSSI Multimedia artist and fashion designerFLOATING FOCUS FACILITIES LTD Film production companyFROGGY’S FAMOUS FAN CLUB Musician and entertainer | GOOSEGLITTERS Collage artistGT ROBERTS PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer and artistHALLOMAI DANCE Dance company  | HANNAH SIMPSON STUDIO Ceramic design companyHEATHER SIBLY PHOTOGRAPHY PhotographerHILAIRE MCLEISH WriterHOW TO BE BOOKS Publishing and podcast productionINCLUSION COLLECTIVE Artist collective and archiveINSPIRED CREATIVE HUB Creative and marketing agencyIZBA ARTS Platform for Eastern European arts and cultureKARAN KALHA Visual artist | KATE BODELL/THE ART OF HEALING Writer and illustratorKATIE PARSONS Visual artistLIZZIES LINES Creative studioLONDON INDEPENDENT STORY PRIZE LTD Creative writing and publishingLUCA BOSANI Performance artist and sculptorMABEL SYMONS FINE ART Visual artist and framerMORBINI ART STUDIO Visual artistNATASHA CORNE PHOTOGRAPHY PhotographerPELLEGRINI ARTWORKS Visual artistPLANT A BLOOMER Design studioPUTNEY MUSIC SCHOOL Music tuitionRARE CULTURE LONDON Fashion designer | ROCK & SOAR Lighting design studioROOPADESIGNS LIMITED Visual artist and creative agencySABIA DUVIDA LTD Language schoolSABRINA ORTOLANI PHOTOGRAPHY PhotographerSARAH FURNISS PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer and artistSLAVICA’S DESIGNS Jeweller | SOMY LONDON Fashion brandTANIT WEB LTD Web and app design studioTHAT DSG Photographer and content creatorTHE ARTY- CRAFTY MUSLIM CLUB Community arts organisation | TINA AILEEN Fashion brandTOTTY AND PY Children’s fashion and playwear

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