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Creative industries

We have one of the fastest growing creative boroughs in the capital (London’s Creative Sector, GLA Economics, 2008).

Creative businesses and the people that they employ are the main drivers of our cultural and creative sectors and include digital businesses, film makers, artists and performing arts companies.   

Launched in April 2012, The business of creativity is the creative industries strategy which sets out our vision for the future of the sector.

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​Business advice, support and training

  • The Business Advisory Service gives one to one advice, support and training with links to other support agencies.
  • Zeitgeist Arts Projects operate DIY Educate, a new professional programme for artists offering seminars, tutorials and talks.
  • NESTA offer a number of initiatives including the Creative Enterprise Toolkit.
  • Creative Pioneers offer apprenticeship opportunities in creative industries.
  • Creative and Cultural Skills is the sector Skills Council for craft, cultural heritage, design, literature, music, performing and visual arts, bridging the gap between industry, education and the government. 
  • South East Enterprise offers a range of client focused services.

​Networking and information

Find out about  local, regional and national networks.

Using empty spaces

Find out about culture in empty spaces in the borough.

Funding

Many of the agencies above can help find funding. Other useful sites are:

Find more information on our funding page.

Events

Creating Together: Displace Yourself Theatre Free

The Albany Centre and Theatre 
20 November 10am to 3pm

New monthly sessions for adults (18+) to try out a range of creative and arts activities and develop new skills.

ScriptHub

Sydenham Centre 
22 November 7.30PM to 9.30PM

A course in scriptwriting (stage, screen and radio) for writers of all levels of ability and experience.

ScriptHub

Sydenham Centre 
6 December 7.30PM to 9.30PM

A course in scriptwriting (stage, screen and radio) for writers of all levels of ability and experience.

Creating Together: Displace Yourself Theatre Free

The Albany Centre and Theatre 
18 December 10am to 3pm

New monthly sessions for adults (18+) to try out a range of creative and arts activities and develop new skills.

ScriptHub

Sydenham Centre 
20 December 7.30PM to 9.30PM

A course in scriptwriting (stage, screen and radio) for writers of all levels of ability and experience.

More events

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