Sector Support

Evie Godfrey

Sector Support

Find the umbrella / governing body for the sector that you work in and check regularly for opportunities such as mentoring schemes, funding and courses.


Sector support suggestions:

  • ARTS COUNCIL                    Support for the arts and creative sectors.
  • BRITISH COUNCIL UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and education.
  • BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL Supporting the growth and success of the British fashion industry.
  • BFI Supporting British filmmakers and the screen industry.
  • BRITISH LIBRARY For research, inspiration and education opportunities.
  • CREATIVE DIGITAL INDUSTRIES Supporting and informing the creative and digital industry.
  • CULTURE HEALTH & WELLBEING ALLIANCE National membership organisation for anyone who believes creativity and cultural engagement can transform health & wellbeing.
  • CREATIVE INDUSTRIES COUNCIL A forum of government, creative businesses and other creative organisations.
  • CULTURAL LEARNING ALLIANCE A backbone organisation for the arts and cultural education sector.
  • CREATIVE LIVES Championing community and volunteer-led creative activity.
  • CREATIVE UK Connecting, supporting and investing in creative people & business.
  • CULTURE FORUM NORTH A network of partnerships between Higher Education and cultural sector across the North.
  • DESIGN COUNCIL Supporting the UK Design sector.
  • DIGITAL CULTURE NETWORK Developing creative organisations’ digital skills.
  • GAME REPUBLIC The largest games industry network in the North of England.
  • IVE Creative education provider for both young people and adults.
  • LAUNCHPAD MUSIC Supporting the music sector in Yorkshire.
  • NOVA Supporting community and voluntary sector initiatives.
  • SCREEN YORKSHIRE Supporting and developing screen industries across Yorkshire & Humber.
  • UKIE The trade body for the UK games and interactive entertainment industry.
  • UK THEATRE The UK’s leading theatre and performing arts membership organisation.


Creative industry unions:

  • ARTISTS UNION ENGLAND A union for artists, campaigning for artists’ rights.
  • BECTU A union representing workers in the media and entertainment industries.
  • EQUITY A union of performers and creative practitioners.
  • MUSICIANS UNION Musicians campaigning for a fairer music industry.
  • NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS A voice for journalists and journalism.
  • WRITERS GUILD Trade union for professional writers in TV, film, radio, books, comedy, poetry and videogames.