Arts Derbyshire

Creative Industries Links

We have pulled together a list of organisations and online resources related to the creative industries. We hope you find this a useful resource.
If you find any broken links, or have suggestions about additions, please email us:

Local & Regional Business Support Agencies for the Creative Industries

Creative Leicestershire
Creative Leicestershire supports artists and creative enterprises in our neighbouring county of Leicestershire, and there are a lot of useful resources on their website.

D2N2 is one of the largest Local Enterprise Partnerships in England. Their purpose is to lead and support economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Derbyshire Observatory
The Derbyshire Observatory provides lots of Data and Statistics about the local economy in Derbyshire.

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is the leading voice for business in the East Midlands (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire). The Chamber is also recognised as one of the largest business representation organisations in the region.

Made in Derbyshire
Made in Derbyshire is a campaign to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of creative talent in the county. Membership is free, and is a valuable marketing tool for businesses of all sizes.

No Jobs in the Arts
No Jobs in the Arts create professional development opportunities for early-career creatives working in the visual arts, through mentoring, events and providing resources.


National Business Support Agencies for the Creative Industries

Princes Trust
Offers support for people aged between 11 and 30 from all over the UK. They work to deliver hundreds of free courses, grants and mentoring opportunities to inspire young people to build their confidence and start a new career.


National Creative Industries organisations

Arts Council England
A national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from Government and the National Lottery.

Crafts Council
Founded in 1972, the Crafts Council is the national charity for crafts and supports craft makers and businesses throughout the UK.

Creative UK
Creative UK is a membership body which represents, champions and supports creative industries, cultural education and arts in the UK.

Creative & Cultural Skills
Creative & Cultural Skills works across the UK to create a fair and skilled cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice. Through a programme of training, tools & resources, events, one to one support, sector updates and research, we provoke action and enable learning opportunities that drive change and help to build an inclusive skilled sector.

Emtex Designer Forum
The Emtex Designer Forum provides a comprehensive range of support services all at discounted rates for its members. A membership based support organisation for fashion & textiles that works UK-wide across all spectrums of the industry including high street retailers, designer & brand labels, individual designers and many more.

Design Nation
Design-Nation is a portfolio of some of the most acclaimed and innovative designers and craftspeople from across the UK.

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