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Creative Accelerator Programme

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Following on from the success of the sector-specific Creative Scale Up pilot programme funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport; we are pleased to launch our two-day Creative Accelerator Programme, supporting a maximum of 45 creative businesses and freelancers across 3 cohorts. 


You are eligible to apply for this programme if:


  • You demonstrate ambition to succeed, want to build resilience over the next 3 years or you are wanting to gain vital skills and develop.
  • You are a Creative Sector Business with fewer than 250 employees or a Freelancer with a Unique Tax Reference.
  • You work within one of the following sub-sectors: Advertising & Marketing, Architecture, Arts & Culture, Craft, Createch (tech that is immersive or enables creativity, for example music software) Design, Fashion, Gaming, Music, Publishing, TV and Film.
  • You are Greater Manchester based.


All cohorts are now full, but you can register below to join the waiting list.

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This interactive programme is delivered in modules and includes:

People People

Understand the leadership and teamwork skills required to grow a creative business.

Context Context

Learn how to use tools to build a sustainable business strategy and customer/value proposition in the context of the internal and external business environment.

Finance Finance

Explore the value of monitoring business performance, and the possibilities for raising money including debt, loans, equity, investment and including IPO.

Operations Operations

Discover how to mobilise the creative organisation to deliver desired outcomes.

With Special Thanks to our Funding Partners