Support networks for creative businesses

Creative networks in Northern Ireland

There is a wealth of organisations in Northern Ireland working to make business connections possible. Successful business networks have been established by:

  • the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce¬†
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • the Federation of Small Businesses
  • the Institute of Directors
  • the Rotary Club
  • Women in Business
  • Young Enterprise Northern Ireland
  • the Centre for Competitiveness
  • the Northern Ireland Science Park

Find out how to get involved in Northern Ireland business networks.

Networks for creative businesses

Collaborative networking can be particularly helpful to creative businesses to help improve business performance, products and staff skills and win new business. Read about business growth through collaboration.

Digital Circle

Digital Circle is the representative organisation for digital content businesses in Northern Ireland. Businesses involved in the creation, management or distribution of digital media and content are eligible to join.

Arts & Business Northern Ireland

Arts & Business Northern Ireland is a creative network that advocates and facilitates creative partnerships between the private and cultural sector. Its remit covers the performing arts, literature, visual arts and crafts, museums, libraries, heritage and film.

NI Design Alliance

Northern Ireland Design Alliance is a voice of the design industry in Northern Ireland.


CreativityNI is an online hub for Northern Ireland artists, designers, musicians, writers, sculptors and more. It aims to stimulate new thinking and collaborations and help creative ideas and businesses to flourish.

There are many organisations in Northern Ireland working to support creative industries, some may even have business networks for you to join.