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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;

Ideate: Interested in learning to develop immersive content? Ideate is a new programme for Greater Manchester-based creative businesses looking to expand into immersive storytelling. Bringing together leaders from across the ever-growing world of immersive – from AR/VR, to audio and sound design, theatre and experiential events – to provide expert advice on creating innovative cross-platform content. We are currently accepting applications for our mentorship programme. Find out more here.

Market Trader: International film markets are a great opportunity for film professionals to make contacts, present their projects and negotiate deals setting the landscape of their future business. However, without the right skills and understanding, attending these festivals and markets doesn’t always yield the best results and can sometimes be counter-productive. The purpose of this programme is to equip participants with the knowledge and support they need to understand the film market better. Find out more here.

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.