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At Creative England, we believe that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. That’s why we build programmes with partners that create opportunities for original storytellers to hear the latest ideas and access the best support.

Our specialist programmes offer skills development, business support and investment opportunities to screen-based businesses and freelancers working in film, TV, games and digital platforms. Working with regional, and national, companies and organisations Creative England connects its partners with creative networks across the regions to support industry growth.

Across the regions, Creative England’s current growth programmes include;

Creative Enterprise: a nationwide initiative bringing together companies who work in moving image for storytelling, spanning film and television, games and technology; building meaningful connections and create opportunities for business growth. Creative Enterprise has been developed with National Lottery funding from the BFI. Find out more here.

Be More Birmingham: a talent development and showcase initiative, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, and delivered through a series of creative workshops and a showcase event. Find out more here.

ProConnect: an exciting programme of support for small creative companies working in, or aspiring to work in the film and TV industry, and is currently running across Hertfordshire. Comprising of a series of workshops, one-to-one meetings and networking opportunities, ProConnect provides the expertise, support and contacts to break into and succeed in the film and television industry. The Hertfordshire ProConnect programme is co-funded by Creative England and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Find out more here.

EPIC: Creative England has teamed up with the University of Plymouth and partners to deliver a three year collaborative project to improve the use of technology in health and social care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The project is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with additional financial support from the South West Academic Health Science Network. Find out more here.