Creative business support and funding

Advisory support for creative businesses

Guide

There are several sources of advice for businesses in the Northern Ireland creative industries.

Invest Northern Ireland

Invest NI offers a range of advisory support to businesses in the creative sector, including:

Invest NI can also offer advice and information to high growth and export-focused companies through its Propel programme.

Northern Ireland Screen

NI Screen offers mainly funding and skills support for the film, television and digital content industry. However, they also:

  • offer free information service - helping you with all aspects of filming in Northern Ireland, including budgeting, studios, crew, locations, permissions and services
  • occasionally organise trade missions - giving individuals and businesses an opportunity to visit target markets and festivals at home and abroad

They also offer a range of education and work experience programmes for young people considering a career in the industry.

Find Northern Ireland Screen support schemes.

Arts & Business Northern Ireland

Arts & Business NI supports collaboration between business and the arts by providing advice, fundraising learning and consultancy support. Find out more about Arts & Business NI activities.

Craft NI

Craft NI runs a number of programmes to support the craft sector. Programmes such as 'Making it' are focused on the designer-maker, while other programmes such as C3 - Collecting Contemporary Craft and August Craft Month focus on developing audiences for craft.

Find out more about Craft NI's programmes.