Creative North

Supporting Creative Practitioners Generate Income from their work

june, 2018

19jun10:00 pm4:00 pmThrive & Grow Workshops for Creative Businesses in County DurhamSwitch off from the day to day routines of running your business and get serious about shaping your future in beautiful surroundings with creative people.10:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

This workshop is designed to support you to pin down your business aspirations, locate opportunities and stimulate your imagination to find the new ideas and strategies that will help you stand out from the crowd.

We’re hosting this event at Hotel Indigo within Durham’s stunningly renovated Old Shire Hall. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places on these workshops will be limited to ensure that everyone attending will be able to participate fully and that time will be invested in thinking about the specific needs of individuals.

  • During the thrive and Grow workshop we’ll be:
  • making use of creative techniques such as storyboarding and mind mapping
  • taking a look at diagnostic tools and business growth models
  • showcasing examples of innovative thinking that has lead to the creation of new products and services
  • building a picture of the creative business landscape and identifying market trends and opportunities
  • providing information about funding
  • introducing you to the County Council Arts Team and other important local and national networks
  • By the conclusion of the Thrive & Grow workshops you will have drafted your own business progression plan.

The events represent the start of an exciting new 18 month programme for creative businesses in County Durham which will include a mix of workshops, mentoring and coaching, creative retreats, and artist-lead workshops and talks. Participation will help you to shape the programme to your needs from the outset.


(Tuesday) 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Hotel Indigo Durham

9 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL


Durham CreativesThis programme is managed by Business Durham, the economic development organisation for County Durham, working on behalf of Durham County Council and is funded by the European Regional Development People Into Enterprise Ltd, 3 St Nicholas Drive, Durham , DH1 4HH