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Creative Fuse: updates and opportunities

Creative Fuse North East (CFNE) provides opportunities for sole traders, micro businesses, SMEs and larger organisations from the cultural sector across the region to benefit from a wide range of innovation support delivered by 5 universities and in partnership with the Creative, Digital and IT sector. Click here to see the full range of current opportunities.

The best way to stay informed is to sign up on the CFNE website here and be sure to tick all three boxes to be added to the CFNE opportunities database, get the monthly newsletter and be invited to events.

In this week’s edition, Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley activities are all starting up, alongside the ongoing business innovation support and placements available across the NELEP area in the north of the region. Click here to read the full edition, some selected highlights are below.

  • Two events in the new year are on Digital Archives: CAKE 15: Digital Archives 3-5pm on Thursday 25th January in Newcastle exploring the relation between digital and print and different ways of experiencing text; and ‘New Era for Digital Archives: Impactful initiatives down to the roots of business and heritage in the North East’ 2-6 pm 7th February 2018, Grey College, Durham University, launching the Digital Archive initiative
  • Tees Valley Creative Fuse launched in November with a range of support available to cultural, creative, digital and IT freelancers and businesses in the TV LEP area, starting with an Innovate Tees Valley Culture Hub, awareness and showcase events in the new year, business diagnostic, consultancy, placements and more
  • Durham is launching its Fuse activities in January – sign up for the launch event on 24th January at the Business School and find out more about their culture hubs approach to supporting small craft, cultural and creative businesses in rural areas, as well as the potential for student placements.

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