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: editor@artsderbyshire.org.uk.

Local & Regional Business Support Agencies for the Creative Industries

D2N2
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.

David Parrish
Helping creative entrepreneurs world-wide become even more successful. Their website gives you access to online toolkits and other products, free resources, a download of David’s books, and business techniques.

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.

Peak Directions
Peak Directions contains a vast amount of information and links to services that support enterprise amongst businesses and communities within the Peak District

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.

Creative Industries Federation
The Creative Industries Federation 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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