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Opportunities, Networks and Training

In 2022, we worked with local Cultural Venues to pilot cultural co-working spaces.  There are now three free monthly spaces in Alnwick, Berwick and Hexham.  To sign up to co-work a one of the venues please see information in this post.

For the most up to date networking and training opportunities within the cultural and heritage sector, please check our social media pages and subscribe to our quarterly email newsletter. 

We are active weekly on our facebook and twitter pages and encourage you to 'tag' us for us to amplify and share your messages, events and opportunities.  
You can also join our online networking group which is a facebook group set up for cultural sector workers, artists and creatives to network and talk to each other.   We welcome all freelance and employed folks living and or working or planning to work in Northumberland.   


Cultural connections, working groups and networks related to Northumberland.

Information, leads, memberships and structure. Click to view.

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Other Networking and Growth Opportunities


Rural Business Growth training and networking events 

The North of Tyne Rural Business Growth Service 2020 – 2023 is a £7.9m programme of investment part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, and the North of Tyne Combined Authority. 

If you are a business owner located in the rural North of Tyne and looking to grow, we want to hear from you. We provide an individual tailored programme of support which will be diagnosed, developed and managed by one of our Rural Enterprise Specialists.

The programme will assist 300 businesses on their growth journey by 2023. If you want to be one of the businesses we work with, find out more about us and how to access our programme of support, register with us now.

Business Northumberland 

Business Northumberland works with you and your business to help you begin, continue and advance with your business online! 

Working with industry experts to support micro, small and medium enterprises across the North East to help businesses build and sustain a successful online presence. 

A team of specialists with knowledge to give you the power to build a digital marketing strategies, use social media, sell your products online, climb the ranks of google with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and not forgetting the importance of utilising Microsoft Office packages including; Excel Support, Outlook support and Office 365.

Whether you are coming to us as a beginner with no online presence or you are using your website analytics to get conversions, we have the knowledge to support you.

As well as our digitally focused workshops, we also offers a wider scope of services:

✔ Expert one to one business advice and support

✔ Networking events across Northumberland

✔ Online learning through an interactive portal

✔ Guidance on available funding and support writing funding applications

✔ Online learning through an interactive portal

✔ Growth business coaching and consulting

We work closely with a team of specialists that work closely to help small to medium sized businesses across the North East to grow and reach their full online potential.

Support is delivered through fully funded digitally focused workshops covering 5 key topics; Microsoft Office, Digital Marketing, Websites and SEO, eCommerce and Social Media, workshops starting from beginner through to advance meaning you can utilise our services no matter what your skill level. 

They also provide this website, which is full of useful, evolving information and advice as well as a suite of e-learning that you can complete at your leisure. All of the content is designed to help you maximise your online potential.

Join - North East Cultural Freelancers on facebook 

Sign up to updates from Mortal Fools to stay up to date with training opportunities 

North East based coaches and professional development mentors we recommend;

If you know of another helpful network or training provider please

email us and we can add them here. 


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