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How can Creative Skillset help?

  • Hiive is the professional network for the creative industries. As a freelancer, you can display your availability on your profile, and collate all your work from across different portfolio sites. It's free to use and will grow with your business. If you eventually want to hire staff or apprentices and interns, Hiive can help there too.

  • Creative Skillset offers a range of funding to freelance professionals to contribute towards the cost of training and professional development. The funding is targeted to address skills priorities identified by the industry. Each funding programme has specific objectives to address under-representation in the industry. Find out more about the funding schemes that are currently available.

  • Trainee Finder can be a great way for new freelancers to pick up their first job in the industry, and new roles and sectors are joining the scheme all the time. If you're struggling to get a credit for a larger production, this could be your way in.

  • Creative Skillset operates a comprehensive, industry-endorsed programme of research about the industries and the training provision available to them. We are the leading specialists in providing research for the Creative Industries. We provide the industries with vital skills intelligence to help ensure that they remain stable and competitive. If you want to know more about valuable skills to train in, priority roles in the industries and detailed breakdowns of gender, salary and more, you should check in with our research.