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Achieving positive impact and change for the sector would be impossible without our network of valued partners.

We believe that collaboration is the key to change, so we welcome conversations on how we can work together.

We work with partners to…

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… your brand and organisation to our network of 40,000 creative leaders and practitioners. We work with an array of partners, including brands, creative businesses, corporates, and cultural institutes, and we know that every organisation’s needs are different.

We can bring your business to our engaged membership of over 5,000 based across the UK, through bespoke events, content, marketing plans and offers. We have an engaged audience on our bespoke digital platform, and our social media presence exceeds 175,000 followers. Our Creative Coalition Festival positions you in front of 10,000 attendees across the UK and internationally across over 60 countries. Through our varied events programme, there are many opportunities to increase your visibility, including our Creative Hub event series which connects individuals and organisations from across the sector within the UK’s nations and regions.

We welcome collaborations that produce engaging content for our members, developing new audiences for your work and amplifying your message. We welcome your ideas on what our partnership might look like.

Contact Maia Krall Fry for more information

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… in the UK’s growing creative industries. Working in partnership with Triodos Bank, our Creative Growth Finance Fund awarded over £3.2 million in loans to some of the UK’s most promising creative businesses, growing revenues throughout the pandemic, additionally unlocking £2.13 million in private investment. We partnered with North of Tyne Combined Authority to invest over £2.6 million in the region’s creative and cultural industries.

Contact Tim Evans for more information

… your brand and organisation to our network of 40,000 creative leaders and practitioners. We work with an array of partners, including brands, creative businesses, corporates, and cultural institutes, and we know that every organisation’s needs are different.

We can bring your business to our engaged membership of over 5,000 based across the UK, through bespoke events, content, marketing plans and offers. We have an engaged audience on our bespoke digital platform, and our social media presence exceeds 175,000 followers. Our Creative Coalition Festival positions you in front of 10,000 attendees across the UK and internationally across over 60 countries. Through our varied events programme, there are many opportunities to increase your visibility, including our Creative Hub event series which connects individuals and organisations from across the sector within the UK’s nations and regions.

We welcome collaborations that produce engaging content for our members, developing new audiences for your work and amplifying your message. We welcome your ideas on what our partnership might look like.

Contact Maia Krall Fry for more information

… in the UK’s growing creative industries. Working in partnership with Triodos Bank, our Creative Growth Finance Fund awarded over £3.2 million in loans to some of the UK’s most promising creative businesses, growing revenues throughout the pandemic, additionally unlocking £2.13 million in private investment. We partnered with North of Tyne Combined Authority to invest over £2.6 million in the region’s creative and cultural industries.

Contact Tim Evans for more information

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… for positive change. We work with our members and partners to determine, shape and deliver high-impact campaigns, targeted at government, industry and the general public. In response to the pandemic, we worked in partnership with creative leaders, businesses, devolved and local governments to champion the needs of the creative sector to UK government: #OurWorldWithout campaign engaged over 10 million people on social media and helped secure significant support for the creative and cultural industries. We are always seeking partners to help create a movement and achieve change.

Contact Caroline Julian for more information

 

 

 

 

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… retain and grow the next generation of talent through our UK-wide delivery programmes –through our BFI-funded Filming in England and Creative Enterprise initiatives, and our targeted local talent development and business growth programmes, delivered in collaboration with our Local and Combined Authorities partners.

Our growth programmes have so far supported over 600 creative businesses across the UK, delivered through a range of partnership including the Greater Manchester’s Growth Hub, MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), the North of Tyne Combined Authority, Plymouth City Council and Wakefield District Council.

Over the past year, our nationwide Creative Enterprise programme, supported by the BFI with funding from the National Lottery, has helped 894 screen businesses access the connections, training and networks they need to unlock their growth potential.

Through the strength of these partnerships, we are able to provide investment, networking, mentoring and development opportunities, enabling creative talent across the UK to thrive.

Contact Nick Grimshaw for more information

… for positive change. We work with our members and partners to determine, shape and deliver high-impact campaigns, targeted at government, industry and the general public. In response to the pandemic, we worked in partnership with creative leaders, businesses, devolved and local governments to champion the needs of the creative sector to UK government: #OurWorldWithout campaign engaged over 10 million people on social media and helped secure significant support for the creative and cultural industries. We are always seeking partners to help create a movement and achieve change.

Contact Caroline Julian for more information

 

 

 

 

… retain and grow the next generation of talent through our UK-wide delivery programmes –through our BFI-funded Filming in England and Creative Enterprise initiatives, and our targeted local talent development and business growth programmes, delivered in collaboration with our Local and Combined Authorities partners.

Our growth programmes have so far supported over 600 creative businesses across the UK, delivered through a range of partnership including the Greater Manchester’s Growth Hub, MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), the North of Tyne Combined Authority, Plymouth City Council and Wakefield District Council.

Over the past year, our nationwide Creative Enterprise programme, supported by the BFI with funding from the National Lottery, has helped 894 screen businesses access the connections, training and networks they need to unlock their growth potential.

Through the strength of these partnerships, we are able to provide investment, networking, mentoring and development opportunities, enabling creative talent across the UK to thrive.

Contact Nick Grimshaw for more information

Partnership opportunities

Creative Coalition Festival

1st-3rd Feb 2022

Our Creative Coalition Festival celebrates the achievements of our industry by bringing together makers, leaders and innovators. Delivered by home-grown, world-class talent, the festival blends inspiring conversations and interviews, live performances, experiences, workshops and networking opportunities. In 2020, our three-day festival reached over 5,000 viewers across the globe and featured over 200 speakers including:

  • Sir Steve McQueen KBE (artist, director & screenwriter)
  • George the Poet (spoken word artist)
  • June Sarpong OBE (Director of Diversity, BBC)
  • Ruby Wax (comedian)
  • Sophie Morgan (presenter, inclusion consultant and disability advocate).

Our partners shape the festival, bringing conversations, content and innovation to our programme. Our expert inhouse team will be able to offer you opportunities that suit your organisation – from bespoke conversations, to speaking opportunities or sponsorship of an area of the programme that compliments your own values.

We’re the biggest creative industry network in the UK, which means your message will be reaching our extensive, high value network. Our content is at the forefront of innovation, attracting a forward-thinking audience of decision makers and industry shapers. We believe that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. It is only with the support of our partners that we are able to deliver our festival free of charge, inspiring the broadest-possible audience and breaking down barriers to access.

 

Contact Maia Krall Fry for more information