Enterprise Support & Sources of Finance for the Visual Arts and Creative Industries

If you are an artist, designer, writer, performer or musician researching into business start-up or self-employment then these web links are for you. These websites will provide you with useful information, guidance, advice, fact sheets about enterprise and news about networking events.

A-N The Artists Information Company Design & Artists Copyright Society Arts Thread
Artquest Enterprise Agencies Kickstarter
CSM Short Courses in Entrepreneurship Asos Brand Protection Young Creative Council
Creative Choices Creative Industries UK Future Foundry
Young Creative Council The Design Trust The Goldsmiths’ Centre
Crafts Council The British Fashion Council The Guardian/Business

Business Start Up Articles & Guest Blog Posts

These web links are for creative practitioners who wish to read about how to become a freelancer or understand more about self-employment; also important tips about branding, business planning and promotion.

Artquest: 7 Steps to Business Start-up Protecting Your Work Online Creative Choices: From Artist to Entrepreneur
Making A Living Arts Thread: A Guide to Promoting a Design Business Effective Self-Promotion for Artists & Designers

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Trusted Advanced Business, Tax & Legal Services

If you are starting out within the Arts, Cultural or Creative Industries and would like business advice/support or to go on a course with like-minded practitioners in: business start-up, self-employment, entrepreneurial skills, the circular economy, marketing and Intellectual Property and legal issues then these organisations will be able to assist you.

HW Fisher Central Saint Martins Short Courses The Freelancer Club
British Library Business & IP The Future Foundry Creative Barcode
The Federation of Small Businesses Laytons LLP Medi Visas

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