Three Accelerator programmes launched

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CrewCreative England has announced the launch of three new Accelerator programmes, offering support and training to early-stage businesses in the games and film & TV sectors

The Accelerator scheme has been developed through the Creative Enterprise programme, to provide insight and guidance for businesses looking to grow. 

Accelerate: Film & TV offers strategic support and direction to early-stage content-makers working in scripted or documentary film & TV.

The programme is specifically designed to address the challenges facing emerging production companies following the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing competition between dominant SVoD companies.

For Accelerate: Game Developers and Accelerate: Games Tech and Services, Creative England has partnered with UK games industry trade association Ukie. Both programmes offer business development support to early-stage UK games businesses, while providing two distinct strands specific to the needs of developers and technology and service companies.

The programmes comprise a series of six to eight workshops and training delivered by industry leaders over a three-month period, while also providing access to one-to-one expert business coaching. 

With cohorts of 10-15 businesses across each programme, participating companies will have the opportunity to engage with similar businesses, sharing challenges and knowledge, as well as gaining introductions to publishers and potential future partners and clients.

The Accelerator programmes are free to participants and open to businesses from across the UK, with priority being given to those based in the English regions outside London. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate how expert advice and support will enable them to develop their businesses, as well as showing that their work in some way supports or promotes to art, creative and storytelling power of the games and film & TV industries.

The deadline for applications for Accelerate: Games is 1 December 2021; the deadline for applications for Accelerate: Film & TV is 8th December, with both programmes beginning in January 2022. For more information, click here


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