Advance Business Support


Advance 


Advance empowers creatives to realise their full potential and take their work to the next level

Advance is a support programme for creative and cultural practitioners, freelancers, organisations and SMEs based in Wakefield and the wider Yorkshire Humber region.

Wakefield is a district rich with creative talent, with some incredible cultural resources supporting the vitality of culture and creativity in the area, such as the Hepworth, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Production Park/Backstage Academy, the Art House and the Tileyard.

The programme brings together a series of networking events, specialist bootcamps and bespoke mentoring sessions, with the objective of providing a pathway for ambitious creative talent across Wakefield to access the business growth and talent development support they need to optimise the potential in their creative ideas, and turn their rich potential into Wakefield’s creative businesses of the future.

Brought to you by Creative UK, Advance is delivered in partnership with Wakefield Council and funded by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Cultural Development Fund grant, which is administered by Arts Council England.

Get in touch with the Programme Coordinator.


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Events and Workshops

Upcoming Advance Events

Fast Track your Freelancing

19/01/2023
During this fully funded 2-day event from Advance, we’ll cover tips for freelancers at all stages.

Fast Track your Freelancing

20/01/2023
During this fully funded 2-day event from Advance, we’ll cover tips for freelancers at all stages.

View the Events Calendar

If you have an event coming up and you’d like Advance to get involved or if you require any information about the programme please contact us.


Mentoring