The New Creative Markets Programme at SPACE was a free professional development programme that ran from 2012 – 2015. It was designed to help artists, designers & designer makers increase the sales of their work and achieve greater sustainability.
Over the course of three years, we worked closely with our participants to address their most pressing professional needs, and we offered support such as:
– One-to-ones with industry professionals (e.g. international and UK gallerists, curators, designers, online advisers and other specialist mentors)
– Workshops (limited editions, crowdfunding, tax for creatives, art writing, digital presence, etc.)
– Talks from industry specialists and networking with other artists/programme participants
The New Creative Markets Programme was an ERDF-funded initiative run by SPACE, with Cockpit Arts, Four Corners and Photofusion with the goal to assist freelancers and small creative companies in the visual arts, digital image, design and designer-making sectors grow their business.
NCM supported almost 600 independent creative practitioners in London between 2012 and 2015, and helped them achieved over £2M in sales in new markets. Read more about the programme’s achievements here.
The New Creative Markets project was part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs.
For more information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf
Project part funded by the European Union.