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Creative Industry Finance – Pilot Programme Evaluation

The principle aims of the Creative Industry Finance programme are to: • provide access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating within the cultural/creative industries, enabling business growth and supporting talent development • improve the business skills and commercial experience of SMEs operating within the cultural/creative industries The primary objectives of the programme are to: • improve the financial profile/lending history of creative industry SMEs with growth potential, enabling them to attract further investment from the private sector, thereby becoming more sustainable as independent enterprises • provide an evidence base for the demand and effectiveness of loan finance as an alternative to grant funding for commercially viable cultural and creative industry enterprises This investment supports the Arts Council’s current priority for strengthening and exploring new business models in the arts as part of its 10 year strategic plan for ensuring that the arts are sustainable, resilient and innovative.

Ref: ACE-2012-12,


Arts Council England
14 Great Peter Street
Mary-Alice Stack

Contract value: 20000.00 - 30000.00GBP

Published: 22 Nov 2012, Receipt by: 30 Nov 2012