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Dawn Butler

UK Government

Laura Sillars

MIMA Director and Dean of MIMA School of Art & Design

Preena Gadher

Riot Communications

Sam Doyle

Facebook's Creative Shop

David Sefton

University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries

Sue Hayton

Cultural Institute, University of Leeds

Avril Furness

Producer & Director

Irene Macdougall

Dundee Rep Theatre

Saskia Schuster

Head of Scripted at Fulwell 73 and Founder of Comedy 50:50

Abigail Graham

Stage Directors UK

Clive Gillman

Creative Scotland

Fiona McGarva

Design Manchester

Simon Walker

Marquee TV

Neelam Saredia

University of Kent

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp

Freelance Arts & Culture Consultant

Fiona Wotton

Creative Kernow

Alexandra Ampofo

Metropolis Music

Jessie Roberts-Smith

Scottish Dance Theatre

Andrew Panton

Dundee Rep Theatre

Avril Furness

Producer & Director

Babita Bahal

Channel 4

Chris Unitt

One Further

Jessie Roberts-Smith

Scottish Dance Theatre

Ben Gomori

Pitchblack Playback

Catherine Richardson

University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries

Mya-Rose Craig


Emma Dennis-Edwards

Writer & Performer

Ericka Go

Emerging Artist

George Bryant

The Brooklyn Brothers

Hayley Armstrong

Creative England

Joan Clevillé

Scottish Dance Theatre

matt d'ancona

Tortoise Media

Jodie Humphries

Freelance Marketing Professional

Tawiah Music


Catherine Richardson

University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries

Kevin Bell

Liverpool Film Office

Joan Clevillé

Scottish Dance Theatre

Charlie Kemp

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Maria Tanjala


Nicole Davidson


Phil Douglas


Ross Bailey

Appear Here

Sarah Sands

Bright Blue think tank

Sophie Morgan

TV Presenter, Inclusion Consultant & Disability Advocate

Haley Edwards

Creative England

sally pearson


Swarzy Macaly

TV & Radio Presenter

Tim Evans

Creative Growth Finance

Travis Baxter


Kaye Dunnings

Shangri-La Glastonbury and Lost Horizon Festival

Lucy Tallon

Film and TV Charity

Ben Gomori

Pitchblack Playback

Paul Reeve

Into film

Liam Sinclair

Dundee Rep theatre

Jess Thorpe

Dundee Rep theatre

ben sainsbury

Marion Surgical

David Rosenberg


Susannah Simons

Marquee TV

Terry Corby

Creative England & Creative Industries Federation

John Cassy

Factory 42

Catherine Allen

Limina Immersive

Jodie Humphries

Marketing Professional

Hope Dickson Leach

Raising Films

Justin Edgar

104 Films

Renee Davis

Out the Box

Amrit Singh

Rebel Creatives

Claire Gevaux

Help Musicians

barnaby steel

Marshmallow Laser Fest

Andrew Panton

Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre Limited

Jonathan Freeman

I2 Media Research Limited

Briana Pegado

Creative Edinburgh

Stephanie Allen


Claire Oakley

Writer & Director

Nike Jonah


Alan Lane

Slung Low

Serayna Solanki


Clem Garritty

Swamp Motel

Timi Akindele-Ajani

Filmmaker & Photographer

Simon Baker


Neil Mendoza

Oriel College Oxford

Evelyn Glennie

Solo Percussionist

Kaye Elliott


Alex Pumfrey

The Film and TV Charity

Samantha Thodhlana

The Freelance Bible

Laura Rothwell


Andrew Brewerton

Plymouth College of Art

Hanan Kattan

Film Producer

Anne Mensah


Azariah Jade

Emerging Talent

Ben McOwen Wilson

YouTube UK

Oscar Swedrup


Fiona Wotton

Creative Kernow

Travis Baxter

Business Mentor

Chris Valdus

Fort Burgoyne, The Land Trust

Deborah Shaw


Charlene Campbell

Anxiety in the Arts

Mark Nichols

Harbottle & Lewis

Debbie Clarke


Debbie Isitt

Writer & Director

Dr Patsy Perry

Manchester Fashion Institute, MMU

Glen Neath


Samantha Thodhlana

Fashion Blogger

Emily Savage

Digital Catapult

Sharmadean Reid


Caroline Norbury

Creative England & Creative Industries Federation

Penny Hay

Bath Spa University

Gerwyn Evans

Creative Wales

Hayley Pepler

Writer, Director & Producer

Imogen Heap

Composer & Recording Artist

Will Saunders

Independent Media Consultant

Jacqui O’Hanlon

Royal Shakespeare Company

Jo Cowdrey

Creative Folkestone Triennial

Mark Melling

RYOT Studio

Josh Siepel

Creative Industries Policy Evidence Centre

Tanya Cruz

Collaborative Practice

Julia Gardener

Hot Wheels Athens

Kat Chu


Laura Rothwell


Laurice Mcintosh-Cargill

Emerging Talent

Lucinda Hicks

Banijay UK

Samantha Thodhlana

The Freelance Bible

Steve Smith

Picture Zero Productions

Tamara Rojo

English National Ballet

Oscar Swedrup


Serin Kasif

The Really Useful Group Ltd

Steven Roth

Scottish Ballet

Tobi Kyeremateng

Producer, Writer and Social Entrepreneur

Toby Heys

Head of the School of Digital Arts (SODA)

Zoe Seaton

Big Telly Theatre Company

David Burke

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Adrian Padmore

Channel 5

Ammo Talwar MBE

We Are Punch

Julie Russell

Wakefield Council

Liv Little


Emily Forbes


Tim Smit

Eden Project


Damian Fopp

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Glen Neath


Nathan Woodhead

FHF London

Kate O'Donnell

Trans Creative

Lucy Kennedy

National Saturday Club

Mark Astle

Art Director

Nicola Pearcey


Noírín McKinney

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Renee Davis

Out The Box

Rosie Millard OBE

Journalist and Broadcaster

Simon Reveley

Figment Productions

Susan Cummings

Tiny Rebel Games

Tim Davie


Josie Dobrin

Creative Access

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Hosted by

Creative England

Creative England creates opportunities for new voices, products and services to emerge, helping to build inclusive, sustainable creative communities.


Create Central

Home of Original Storytelling

The Freelance Bible

The Future is Freelance

WardWilliams Creative

WardWilliams Creative provides business support, tax and accountancy services for people and brands working within the creative industries.

Tileyard Education

Tileyard Education is a postgraduate and professional education centre based at Tileyard London.


We collaborate with Creative Carers for Creativity, to help connect all our Kids with their Art and our Communities with their Schools.

Swamp Motel

An immersive entertainment company.

Creative Growth Finance

From direct investment and loans to business support; we champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.

School of Digital Arts at Manchester Met

The home of future storytelling. Of creative content, made in Manchester, experienced across the world.

Crewing Up in Film & TV

An overview of the current crewing landscape

Taso Advisory

Specialists in public affairs and policy.

Into Film

The UK’s leading charity for film in education

My HR Hub

My HR Hub is an award-winning UK-based HR and Business Consultancy & official partner of the Creative Industries Federation

Stephen Browning Associates

Stephen Browning Associates is a leading management consultancy working across the cultural sector

Film and TV Charity

Supporting extraordinary people in UK film, TV and cinema. From research to writing, through casting and production, to editing, sales, distribution and exhibition, we support the lives of everyone involved.


Crowdfunder is a platform dedicated to transforming the way we raise money in the UK

MKA Creative

Virtual, hybrid & live event branding & immersive creative content.

Filming in North West and Midlands

An overview of filming activity across the North West and Midlands

Filming in the South West

An overview of filming activity across the South West

Filming in the East and South East

An overview of filming activity across the East and South East

Marquee TV

Lose yourself in the arts with Marquee TV

Agency of None

Design Studio


Beyond is the R&D conference for the creative industries, fully virtual for its third year on 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2020. Supported by UKRI

Creative Industries Federation Membership

We are the membership body that represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.

Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries, University of Kent

Creating the Future Together


Pioneering Places


Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

British Film Institute

Discover the world of cinema with the BFI