About Us

Supporting, inspiring and nurturing creative industries and entrepreneurs in Nottingham

If you’ve turned your creative passion into a business or are a budding entrepreneur looking to start a business in the creative industries, then the Real Creative Futures (RCF) project is here for you.

At RCF we have the expertise and insight to help launch, innovate and grow your creative enterprise.

The project nurtures entrepreneurs and SMEs in Nottingham, with 12 hours of free tailored support including coaching and one‐to‐one mentoring from experts and advisors who have real experience from within the creative industries. Plus, networking, seminars and workshops are on offer throughout the year to help you build valuable relationships and develop your skills.

What’s classed as creative?

If you work in music, visual or performing arts, broadcasting, design, film, photography, architecture or publishing, then you’re part of the city’s creative industries.

To be eligible, you need to be working within the creative industries and either an established SME or entrepreneur eager to set up. You must be based within Nottingham city, with less than 250 employees and not have received more than 200,000 Euro in state funding.
Contact us now for more details on how we can provide free support to help build your enterprise.

Real Creative Futures (RCF) is delivered by New Art Exchange and NBV Enterprise Solutions, in partnership with Nottingham City Council and the Creative Quarter, with funding from the European Regional Development Fund.