Guide

Support networks for creative businesses

Creative networks outside Northern Ireland

There is a whole host of creative industries networks that have been set up and established throughout the world. A few you might consider joining include:-

Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Creative Industries KTN is a UK-wide network that provides a place for creative innovators to meet, share ideas and shape the future. It promotes funding and collaboration opportunities and delivers insights into technology trends and developments. 

European Creative Business Network (ECBN)

The European Creative Business Network network assists creative entrepreneurs to do business together across Europe and find new markets.

Trade shows, conferences, seminars and networking events organised by trade associations, professional bodies and business support organisations also offer a good opportunity to meet new contacts and network. See Northern Ireland business support finder.

Finally, new technologies are increasingly enabling new ways of networking for businesses. There is a whole host of online opportunities for creative businesses to network right across the globe.