Creative Industries

See also TV & Film Industry

ACID (Anti Copying in Design)
Membership organisation raising aweness of intellectual property matters for the creative industries. Offers mediation services and advice on legal matters.

Provides support for London's visual artists and craftspeople.

ARTS THREAD media has been created as a social enterprise: an online educational tool designed to connect students, graduates, universities and industry, exclusively within the field of design. For the first time ever, creative students, universities, industries and schools can network worldwide.

Crafts Council
Public body promoting crafts and craftsmanship. Site has large illustrated searchable database for crafts people for bespoke work, also exhibitions and information services
Chartered Society of Designers
The professional body for designers with a royal charter to support professional design practice
Cockpit Arts
Cockpit Arts supports and promote talented designer-makers from all backgrounds through all stages of their career. They strive to raise standards in the contemporary craft and design sectors, making an important contribution to the UK cultural landscape and economy and act as a creative incubator.

Copyright User
Online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to creators and members of the public, with FAQs, videos, and explanations of UK copyright. Features tailored sections for some of the creative industries (musician, filmmaker, performer, writer, visual artist, developer)

Creative Choices
Online service providing tools and information for individuals and businesses to develop in the creative industries and cultural sector

Creative & Cultural Skills
The sector skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, literature, music, performing and the visual arts

Creative Finance Network
Website detailing the more common varieties of finance for creative industries alongside current funding opportunities and where to find them

Creative Industries
Site from the Institute of Practioners in Advertising. Promotes the UK creative industries. Site includes reports, research, contacts etc for archechture, crafts, design, publishing, film, TV etc.

Creative Review website
Advertising, design and visual culture website, with news, articles, resources and job listings

DACS - Design and Artists Copyright Society
Not-for-profit visual arts rights management organisation. Site has details of campaigns and useful factsheets on aspects of copyright for artists.

Educational charity representing the global creative, design and advertising communities

Design Business Association (DBA)
Trade association for UK design businesses

Design Council
Public body promoting design. Services to the industry plus publications, research, networking etc.

Design Council - Design Industry Research report 2010
Survey of over 2,000 design businesses. Free to download in pdf

The Design Trust
Resource to help professional designers & craftspeople to create and run businesses
Whether it’s funding, jobs, career development, advice or creative collaborators you need, we can help – whatever your discipline. We work with major arts organisations to bring our members incredible, exclusive opportunities – from commissions to competitions, funding to training. Their network has 65,000+ creatives.

International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD)
A professional membership body for typographers, graphic designers and educators.

It's Nice That
Website championing creativity across the art and design world. Updated daily with at least nine new articles, it attracts an international readership of around 350,000 unique users a month

Intellectual property advice and resources for the creative sector

See (Formerly Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts)
Free creative business services including one-to-one advice, resource library, workshops and events, online factsheets and access to networks.

Zealous X
Creativity Platform - Enjoy works from all creative disciplines, worldwide. Browse creativity by type, skill, location and more. Tailor the site around your creative interests.