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Creative industries links

Creative industries links

Business Support Agencies 

Creative Industries Federation : the national organisation for the UK's creative industries, cultural education and arts.

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce: information includes information about grants that are available to business.

Designer Forum : Set up by East Midlands Textile Association (EMTEX) to support fashion and design business. The programme provides business and design support to designers, freelancers, companies, undergraduate and graduates in the East Midlands fashion and textiles industries.

East Midlands Incubation Network (EMIN) : a network helping entrepreneurs and innovators develop successful new businesses. 

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

Princes Trust : Offers support for people between 18 and 30, including a low interest loan of up to 4,000, marketing support and specialist advice, ongoing advice from a volunteer business mentor, networking opportunities and promotional opportunities.

Business Support Advice
T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity : Helping creative people make their enterprises and organisations even more successful.  

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

Networking Opportunities 

Design Nation: offers marketing and selling opportunities, marketing grants, a business start-up guide and one to one support for designer/makers and manufacturers based in the East Midlands. See:

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