Workshops & Events

director andrew knutt delivering a business workshop in an arts centre

Creating engagement and sharing knowledge

Many creative industries and arts and culture projects require knowledge exchange, teaching others, engagement outputs and more. Other projects may require certain skilled professionals who can contribute to public events or simply advise on products such as toolkits, e-learning and project evaluation.

Since 2002 we have been developing, writing and delivering workshops, presentations, discourse events, e-learning, conferences and more. You too can have us as part of your team and create great workshops and events.

How this service works

If you have a project that requires engagement by means of workshops and events then simply get in touch with your ideas and we can advise the best course of action, what the end products will look like and at what cost.

So, whether you need a workshop written and delivered, a conference, or need sector based events we can help with all services and ideas to deliver a project with impact and success.

Custom workshops & events for your project

Our director has taught over 500 creatives, spoken at conferences, and written 30+ workshops on subjects such as:

  • Business planning
  • Starting a business
  • Social enterprises and impact
  • Funding & finance
  • Digital adoption & IT skills
  • Co-creation
  • Art gallery trade
  • Product and Service Innovation
  • Sales for creatives
  • Pop-up shops and galleries
  • 3D printing
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Design
  • Music sales and promotion
  • Sustainable design
  • Social media
  • Marketing & branding
  • Creative Industry specific themes
Benefits To You

Services we offer

Qualified and experienced business advice

We have helped many creative practitioners and businesses to start-up and grow and are experienced qualified business advisers.

Project development and delivery

We've helped many creative organisations and government agencies to develop deliverables for local and regional projects.

Expert knowledge and networks

Through our partnerships, involvement in creative industries development and contacts you can grow quicker and access expert know-how.

Access to funding calls and collaborations

We help organisations to access funding and help them develop funding proposals and projects to deliver business and community projects.

Want to learn more about what projects and services we have delivered for others. Then why not take a look at our projects page.

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Our Experience & Background

We have expert skills in many areas and have been advising businesses and practitioners for over 20 years. Director Andrew Knutt, has a strong creative and commercial background having started, built up and sold several businesses including an IT services company, online ecommerce company, and a design, digital/media and marketing company. Andrew is also a qualified business adviser, social enterprise adviser, a designer, digital artist and is co-founder and director of Creative Innovation Centre CIC and its arts centre and gallery in Taunton.

Andrew has worked on many large projects for government agencies and councils including a £4m business support and technology-based project for Somerset; funded by Somerset County Council and EU. A creative industry £2m project for iNet, a £1m food and drink sector project, and a £1m project for Dorset as business developer for Arts Council ‘Creative Local Growth Fund’ supported by the EU. All demanding strong partnerships with many organisations, practitioners and agencies. Also, many smaller projects throughout the South West.

Creative Developments is associated with and works with many partners, stakeholders and organisations. We also have many memberships and sit on many creative industry groups, boards and associations. These include Institute of Business Consulting (part of Institute of Management) – Membership No. 004125667, Fellow of Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) – Membership No. 8001957. Association for Cultural Enterprises (ACE), Visual Arts South WestArts Marketing Association, South West Tourism Alliance, Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance: Member & Chairman, European Interest Group on Creativity and Innovation (“EICI”) – Member, chairman of Somerset Innovation + DesignTaunton Digital Innovation Group, and many more groups throughout the UK.

We don’t just talk and help build business. We also get involved in all forms of creative activities and helped organise festivals, art exhibitions, music events, creative workshops and training, community engagement projects, youth music and theatre, leadership, sector support activities and conferences, visual arts and much more.

We advise on matters of business planning, marketing, promotion, skills educations, funding (private and public), audience development, personal development, technology, partnership development, sector growth, operations procedures, marketing, branding, event management, policies, boards, leadership and ideas generation.

Did you know that we have advised over 1000 practitioners, organisations and businesses? Many who come from visual arts, arts and craft makers, venues and galleries, designers, community groups, sculptors, musicians, educational institutions, theatre production companies, writers, local councils and many more throughout the South West region.