Practical Support for Creatives


Practical Support for Creatives


Empowering Creatives like you to achieve your dreams!


Are you? 

  • Seeking to work in the Creative Industries and set up a small business or Freelance practice?
  • Working in a different industry and looking to change direction?
  • Working in Creative Industries and seeking tailored support?
  • Working in Creative Industries and ready for growth?

Creativity is unlimited, time, resource and funding are not. Getting the right support, at the right time, in the right way can make all the difference. We have pulled together a set of useful advice and resources developed by experts in business planning for creative thinkers.



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Support

Access a range of FREE local and regional support

Xcellerator Wakefield - Wakefield Creative? Get 1-2-1 Support

Wakefield Xcellerator – Get 121 Support

Did you know you can access FREE expert support, tailored to your individual needs?

Wakefield Culture Grants

Wakefield Culture Grants

Funding for creative & heritage activities to support creative people & groups based in Wakefield district.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Business and Skills Support for people living and working in West Yorkshire.

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Unlimited

Disability access training, support and grants for creative organisations across West Yorkshire

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West Yorkshire Create Growth Programme

Develop skills to secure investment, achieve your ambitions for company growth.



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News

Find opportunities, funding, topical news and more


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5 Tips For Networking Effectively

Networking effectively is one of the best things you can do to develop your creative career.

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Events

Discover webinars and workshops to level up your knowledge


Fundraising Workshop 1: Governance & Setting Up An Organisation (In Person)

8th March 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A fundraising workshop looking at the basics of what you need to know to raise money for your commun...

Fundraising Workshop 1: Governance & Setting Up An Organisation (Online)

8th March 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Understanding the basics of what you need to know to raise money for your community project.

Fundraising Workshop 2: Getting Your Project Ready (In Person)

14th March 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
What do you want to do? How much will it cost? Why is your work important?

Fundraising Workshop 2: Getting Your Project Ready (Online)

14th March 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
What do you want to do? How much will it cost? Why is your work important?

Fundraising Workshop 3: Funding Sources (Online)

15th March 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
What funding is available? Where can you find funding? What is their locally? What is the criteria &...

Fundraising Workshop 3: Funding Sources (In Person)

15th March 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
What funding is available? Where can you find funding? What is their locally? What is the criteria &...

Fundraising Workshop 4: Practical Application Workshop (In Person)

18th March 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This workshop will look at how best you to approach filling in funding application forms.

Fundraising Workshop 4: Practical Application Workshop (Online)

18th March 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This workshop will look at how best you to approach filling in funding application forms.

Fundraising Workshop 5: Reporting (Online)

22nd March 2024 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
What reporting do funders require? How can you articulate the impact you have made? What does a comp...

Fundraising Workshop 5: Reporting (In Person)

22nd March 2024 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
What reporting do funders require? How can you articulate the impact you have made? What does a comp...

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Resources

Explore FREE resources, useful tips and toolkits



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Upskilling

Layer up your knowledge and enhance your skills


Whether you’re a beginner or already an expert, making time for professional learning creates opportunity to upskill, reskill or expand your horizons. We’ve teamed up with Future Learn to offer FREE learning opportunities for local creative professionals. This online learning platform offers a wide range of short courses, bitesize, flexible learning delivered by top universities and specialist organisations.

Here we feature a selection of courses, to discover more go to: Browse Free Online Courses - FutureLearn

How it works – if you’re a Creative Network Member simply contact us at creativewakefield@wakefield.gov.uk and tell us what short course you want to study and why. We’ll give you a voucher code which you can redeem against any short course enabling you learn at your own pace and in your own way. Not yet a member? Sign up today: Our Network - Creative Wakefield

Please note you can only use vouchers for free access to Short Courses. Expert Track, Micro credentials and Online Degrees are not included in this scheme.


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Creative Close Up

Hear from Creatives making a sustainable living doing what they love