Meet our community

Meet the successful applicants for Forge Edition 1 and 2 – a vibrant community of creative individuals based in or around the Blackhorse Lane Creative Enterprise Zone in Walthamstow.

From visual design, through to film, dance, leatherwork, fashion, textiles, journalism, theatre and more, there is an extremely varied and exciting mix.

Click on their profiles below to find out more about their businesses, and browse the blog posts to understand why they decided to apply for the programme and how beneficial it has been for them.

What is Forge? Can I apply?

Forge is a new business support programme designed for freelancers, artists, makers, designers, producers, creative micro-enterprises and SMEs in the Blackhorse Lane Creative Enterprise Zone in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Forge will provide 12 hours of free support through tailored workshops, 1:1 advice and coaching, and events enabling networking, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and making new contacts.
There will be four editions of the programme, starting from March 2019. Applications are open until March 2020.

If you are interested in finding out more about Forge and what the programme entails, please visit this page or get in touch with Carla Pianese, Project Manager at Creative United –


Image credit: Penny Dampier

Forge Edition One

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Forge Edition Two

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