Our vision is for artists, creative enterprises and cultural organisations to have access to the skills, advice and services they need to achieve their ambitions for growth and impact within their communities.

Creative United is a UK-based, entrepreneurial Community Interest Company committed to supporting the growth and development of the arts and creative industries. We work with partners across the public and private sectors to design and deliver projects that enable economic growth and social impact.

We want more people to discover the arts and creativity. And for artists and creative enterprises to flourish and grow.

Our publicly funded programmes include:

  • Own Art – interest free loans for the purchase of contemporary art and craft
  • Take it away – interest free loans for the purchase of musical instruments
  • Creative Industry Finance – business support and access to finance for creative enterprises
  • Prosper - business support, research and online resources for the arts, museums and libraries
  • Forge - business support to enable creative enterprises to scale, in Waltham Forest's Blackhorse Lane Creative Enterprise Zone

Creative United has been established with support from Arts Council England, and is based at Somerset House in central London.