South East Creatives [SECCADS]

South East CreativesSupporting Creative Businesses in Eastbourne

South East Creatives is a business development programme supporting growing creative practices working in Essex, East Sussex or Kent. Towner are delighted to be one of two Cultural Hubs in East Sussex alongside De La Warr Pavilion. 

The programme is for creative, cultural or digital businesses looking to cultivate their skills and broaden their professional network.

Businesses can opt for one of the following:

The Workshops and Mentoring sessions are delivered by SPACE and run from September 2019 to September 2020. Dates at Towner are 12 and 19 October 2019 and 20 and 21 March 2020. Details for the March sessions can be found here.

What can successful applicants expect from the Workshop and Mentorship programme?

The emphasis is on developing creative business skills that ultimately lead to a more sustainable practice. Attendees receive a minimum of 12 hours support tailored to their individual needs through:

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How do creative businesses apply?

Request an eligibility form by emailing:

After your eligibility is confirmed, you will be directed to a regional coordinator who will discuss your needs further.

Other events and activities…

South East Creatives Co-Workplace

Towner are offering a free drop-in co-working space in Studio 4 for those in the creative sector. More information can be found here.

South East Creatives Surgeries

One-to-one sessions with local South East Creatives co-ordinator, Marina Norris, with a lunchtime presentation on how the programme can help you and your business. More information can be found here.

First Thursdays

Join us on the first Thursday of every month as we throw open our doors until 9pm for a twilight gallery experience alongside talks, live music, film and networking.

More events, activities and workshops at De La Warr Pavilion..

Bexhill Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair 2020
Friday 6 March

The fair is a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to explore the best employment, learning and skills development the area has to offer.

EDGE Lecture: William Hardie
Thursday 23 April

Lecture and Q&A with William Hardie, founder of Studio Hardie, a design and manufacture studio that fuses art, design, engineering, architecture and craft. In this inspirational talk for local creative businesses, Hardie will give an insight into the origins of his business, how it has evolved, and his hopes and ambition for the future.

PechaKucha Night 20×20
Thursday 28 May

An evening of succinct and stimulating insights from a panel of inspiring creative speakers from across East Sussex.

South East Creatives Workshop + Mentoring
Friday 10 July – Saturday 11 July

Two information-packed days led by creative industry experts, providing guidance on how to develop your business skills. 

South East Creatives [SECCADS] is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs.

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