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Creative Vision (Now Closed)

The 2021 - 2022 'Creative Vision' support package for Ards and North Down Borough Council offers local entrepreneurs the opportunity to network, learn, develop and grow as a business. 

Creative Vision 2021-2022

The Creative Industries support package for Ards and North Down Borough Council offers local entrepreneurs the opportunity to network, learn, develop and grow as a business. This programme is a follow on from the previous successful E-Commerce Journey support package (Previous participation is not required). The programme looks at what creative businesses need both during and following a period characterised by lockdown restrictions.

Current business needs following lockdown can be how to re-engage with your market or how to optimise market engagement to maximise sales.  In a world more characterised and more open to E-commerce there is a host of new and evolving needs for the growing creative sector. This programme aims to answer those needs while giving the Creative Industries the opportunity to engage with and express their business needs with their local council.

1. Launch event - Creative Vision - Thursday, September 9, 2021

2. Inspiration for a Direct Response - Tuesday, September 14, 2021

3. Create for Growth - Tuesday, September 21, 2021

4. Visual Merchandise Your Craft - Tuesday, September 28, 2021

5. Successful E-commerce Journey - Wednesday, October 13, 2021

6. Creative Rules for Optimising Engagement - Wednesday, October 27, 2021

7. Mobile First Video & Production - Tuesday, November 16, 2021

8. Learning from the Christmas Market - Tuesday, November 30, 2021

9. Creative Packaging - Thursday, February 3, 2022

10. Using Humour to Sell  - Wednesday, February 9, 2022

11. How Important is Cyber Security for Your Business - Wednesday, February 16, 2022

12. How Can Augmented Reality (AR) Benefit Your Business? - Wednesday, February 23, 2022

13. Turning Creativity on its Side - Wednesday, March 2, 2022

14. Getting Started with Stories - Tuesday, March 8, 2022

15. Networking Event for the Creative Industries - Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The ‘Creative Vision’ support package sits among and is complementary to the full Ards and North Down’s Business Support Programme. The full suite of supports includes, amongst others, the ‘Digital Growth’, ‘SHINE’ and the ‘Back to Business’ programmes.

Please note: This series of events is specifically tailored to businesses in the creative sector, if you are not within this sector you can register your interest for a similar series of events tailored for all sectors by emailing

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All events are free of charge, but registration is essential. Following registration and prior to the event, all registered individuals will be emailed a link to the respective webinar itself. You only need to register once. At registration you can choose all the events you would like to attend.

Find out more

For more information on this programme, please contact Niall Drew via email or by telephoning 028 9147 3788