The Creative Unlimited project is supporting organisations and individuals to develop and showcase their creative ventures through bespoke business workshops, masterclasses, mentoring and direct support. It is a partnership between New Anglia LEP, University of East Anglia, Norwich University of the Arts, University of Suffolk, Suffolk County Council and Norfolk County Council.
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The virtual creative hub is a place for artists, makers, freelancers, and organisations to connect, collaborate, and share ideas with other like-minded people. They want to increase confidence, experimentation, and growth, and will accomplish this by cultivating connections, providing business support, and supporting the sector by raising the profile and public awareness of the emerging creative sector.
Platform 2021: Monthly Workshops for Creative Businesses & Freelancers
Delivered Through Creative Unlimited
Platform 2021, delivered by Norwich University of the Arts, is a series of workshop sessions for people interested in starting their own creative business or becoming a freelancer.
Platform sessions are run by industry professionals who guide you through some of the key areas you need to know about when starting up. They cover research, branding, marketing, ﬁnance, legal and networking. Click here to see the full programme of events.
The series runs monthly with a new online workshop that will help you start or build your business. Join online on the Second Wednesday of every month at 2pm. The next session is: Selling This Christmas, Wednesday, 13 October 2021. Sign-up at Meetup.com
ART//TECH//PLAY Industry Insight
A series of 10 online sessions aimed at designers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs in the Eastern region. Chaired by arts & tech organisation, Collusion, each one hour session will feature a different guest artist or creative industry professional talking about their career – what they do, how they got there and a bit about the projects they are working on, plus an audience Q&A managed via the chat. The series is part of Platform and the Creative Unlimited Covid Recovery Programme.
Sessions take place online every Tuesday at 17:00-18:00 Book here
Covid Continuity Fund for Culture, Suffolk County Council
The Covid Continuity Fund for Culture is a grant fund totalling £370,000.
The purpose of the fund is to support cultural and creative organisations to resume their previous activities safely, and / or to support them to transition to new ways of working.
The fund offers grants of between £3,000 and £30,000. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the amount that is required rather than develop bids around the maximum award.
All ‘not for profit’ cultural and creative organisations and groups who are based in Suffolk are eligible to apply. This includes charities, community interest groups and social enterprises.
Grants will be awarded on an ongoing, rolling basis, reviewed every 2 weeks. The grant programme will close when funding is fully allocated.