Re:Create 2021 business support programme helped 51 artists, makers, and creative businesses in Wandsworth to be bold in their business plans by providing tailored, one-to-one support and networking events.

Re:Create 2021 was a programme designed by Creative United, and delivered in partnership with Wandsworth Council and Hive Collective. It provided free, specialist 1:1 business support for 51 artists, makers and creative businesses in the borough, plus 3 connection-making, informative and engaging networking events that were open to all.

The programme ran from March – June 2021.

Find out more about the programme and what it was able to achieve below. 

Who did the programme support? 

We are excited to share the incredible cohort of 51 creative freelancers, artists and businesses from the diversity of Wandsworth’s communities that took part in ReCreate 2021.

“I was finding it difficult to motivate myself during the Covid pandemic, first and foremost it was incredibly helpful to have a boost from hearing enthusiastic speakers and having a coach. My positivity and attitude towards my business has improved tremendously.”

What did the programme achieve?


Artists, makers and creative businesses


Hours of 1:1 business support


Attendees at Skills and Networking events

Our Re:Create 2021 cohort said that they:

Increased their confidence on business skills 0 %

Created, or have a better understanding of how to create, a business plan 0 %

Created, or have a better understanding of how to create, a marketing plan 0 %

Have a better understanding of sources of ongoing business support 0 %

Skills & Networking Events 

3 Skills & Networking Events provided opportunities for participants to hear from inspirational sector leaders, connect and network with each other and find those crucial partnerships and collaborations for 2021 and beyond.

These events were open to everyone and not just successful applicants. To watch a recording of any of these sessions, please follow the links below.

Our impact: Case studies 

We have developed a number of case studies that capture the journey of our Re:Create 2021 businesses’ progress over the course of their time receiving tailored business support.

Click through below to read each case study in more detail.

  • Re:Create 2021 Case Study: – Tammy Mackay Printmaker

    Tammy Mackay is a fine artist and printmaker, and has been selling her work through galleries and art fairs for over 5 years. Of her work, she says, “My drawings are very detailed and each print I create is hand…

  • Re:Create 2021 Case Study: Anarchy Division

    Freelance theatre and events producer Justin Treadwell operates with the business name Anarchy Division. He specialises in working with artists who may not otherwise have a platform, and he feels need to be seen and heard.
    When starting the Re:Create 2021…

  • Re:Create 2021 Case Study: Acacia School of Dance

    Run by founder Joan Gibbs for more than 20 years, Acacia School of Dance provides dance classes to people of all ages, welcoming them to “our community for friendship, improved fitness and releasing their stress.”
    Indicating that surviving and recovering from…

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