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The Creative York network supports the growth of the creative industries in York and North Yorkshire. The network promotes the use of technology to develop the sector as well as providing opportunities to share knowledge and collaborate with other members.
Membership of Creative York is FREE and is open with is open to individuals and businesses working in and with this vibrant and growing area. Areas covered within the network include:
Film, TV and Radio
Music and Audio
Marketing and Communications
New Media
Cultural Heritage
Performing, Visual and Literary Arts
Benefits to Membership
Promote your business
Build your network of contacts
Post news, information about events and advertise job vacancies
Receive updates on the latest industry news and opportunities
Develop business and enterprise skills

Phoenix Rises to Fire Up Creative Enterprise

A pioneering initiative led by Science City York and funded by Yorkshire Forward is being launched to kick start the development and growth of a new generation of creative and digital businesses for the region.
The Science City York Phoenix Centre, independently housed within York St John University’s main campus in the centre of York, opens its doors in April 2009 to provide affordable space for new creative and IT-based ventures, with access to specialist technical facilities and sector-specific business support, mentoring and training.
Applications are now being sought from individuals, new creative and digital businesses, or established ventures seeking to develop in a different direction.
Science City York Phoenix Centre
Well serviced, affordable business premises in a prime city centre location
Intensive support for sustainable growth
Direct access to an extensive pool of creative expertise and specialist facilities
On hand sector specific business advice and mentoring
Extensive opportunities for collaboration and networking
Instant access to Creative York and IT & Digital network
The new facility has been developed by Science City York in direct response to feedback from members of its Creative York and IT & Digital York networks, fulfilling an identified requirement for a centrally located, incubation facility to support the region’s growing creative and digital sectors.  

Ideal candidates for the Phoenix Centre are those who have a great idea, yet lack the experience and required resource to fully exploit the business potential of their concept or talent.

What’s On Offer?

The Phoenix Centre offers a prime city centre location for businesses, combining office space with state-of-the-art amenities and an efficient, customer-focussed support infrastructure.

In addition to offering standard office facilities, reception, domestic, portering/mail and security services, the Phoenix Centre provides direct access to sector-specific, specialist facilities such as editing suites and workshops for prototype development.

Business can occupy space in the Centre for a maximum of one year, the first six months of which are offered at minimal cost, with a further six months significantly subsidised.


Over and above affordable, well-serviced business premises, the Centre also offers prime access to specialist support and optimal opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Its central location provides significant opportunities for emerging businesses to align themselves with a leading University and become part of a vibrant, high quality and diverse creative learning environment.

Successful applicants can also take advantage of a full range of support from Science City York and partner organisations, including training and funding advice.
Science City York’s Sector Specialist and Delivery Team will act as mentors for the young businesses over their crucial first year of operation, providing specialist support and actively championing the companies.

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