Creative business support and funding

Skills support for creative businesses


Developing up-to-date knowledge and skills is important to all businesses, since it can improve their competitiveness, boost business performance and profitability.

Invest Northern Ireland support

Invest NI offers skills and training support to local businesses to help them develop:

You can also get HR advice from Invest NI as well as training support through workshops, mentoring and various skills development programmes.

Northern Ireland Screen

Northern Ireland Screen actively supports both businesses and individuals through training, skills development and funding programmes, including:

  • animation internship programme
  • skills fund
  • company placements
  • training and workshops
  • craft and technical programme
  • Aim High programme
  • the Pixel Mill

Find out more about Northern Ireland Screen skills support programme.

Sector skills support

Creative & Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the UK's creative and cultural industries, including craft, cultural heritage, design, literature, music, performing arts and visual arts.

ScreenSkills (previously known as Creative Skillset) is the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries - animation, film, games, television, VFX and immersive technology.

Both ScreenSkills and Creative & Cultural Skills help develop skills and talent in organisations and individuals across the creative industries.