Creative Kickstart

July 26, 2019

Creative Kickstart is a new industry-designed programme providing tailored business support, mentoring and advice to hundreds of creative companies that are looking to grow. It emerged from the historic Creative Industries Sector Deal, and is powered by a unique partnership between the Creative Industries Council and the Creative Industries Federation.

Working alongside public investment from the Cultural Development Fund and Creative Scale-Up programme, Creative Kickstart will target up to 8 key areas through a series of high profile workshops and mentoring opportunities.

These areas are Wakefield, Plymouth, Canterbury / Thames Estuary, Worcester, Grimsby, the West of England, the West Midlands, and Greater Manchester.

There are opportunities to partner with us on Creative Kickstart and its workshops, and participate in the events themselves if you’re a creative businesses looking to grow. Please contact Evy Cauldwell French at for more details.

Live Workshops

We are excited to announce the first workshop will take place in Wakefield on Wednesday 4 September. Wakefield Council have supported us to bring Creative Kickstart to the city as part of their commitment to investing in Wakefield’s flourishing creative industries. Around 60 creative enterprises from across Wakefield and its surrounding regions will hear from experts and experienced business-leaders on how to value their creative assets, develop a strong business plan, and access the right finance.

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