Supporting creative businesses in Hull & The East Riding

Creative ENRG is a new 2 year programme offering FREE tailored business support to the arts, culture and creative sectors. The programme brings access to pre start-up & start up advice, as well as intensive specialist consultancy support, to help them grow & thrive.

Managed by Goodwin Development Trust and funded by Arts Council England’s Creative Local Growth Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, Creative ENRG is not an arts development programme but a business development programme for the arts, culture and creative sectors.

We provide business support, coaching and signposting, and respond to the needs of the sector. We aim to support creative businesses to be more sustainable in order that they are able to benefit from the impacts and legacy of investment in the area as a result of Hull City of Culture 2017.

Our 3 stage support programme is specifically developed to support the different stages of your business journey. Our activities include 1 to 1 business support, networking events, talks and workshops, and listening and responding to the needs of creative businesses. Creative ENRG is an inclusive and accessible programme, designed to encourage people with creative ambition to explore and embrace the opportunities of the City of Culture year and beyond.

Queens House Showcase, Paragon St Hull.
Open to the public every Thursday & Friday, 11am – 4pm

Creative ENRG is tracking three new Hull creative businesses throughout 2017
Follow their journey here.

A TRIO of new creative industry start-ups in Hull are to have their journeys captured on film throughout 2017 to portray the ‘warts-and-all’ experience of starting a new business and to demonstrate the importance of the creative industries to the local economy in the UK City of Culture.

This project is supported by: