Boost your Creative Business in 2021 with help from a Mentor.

Are you a visual artist, designer, photographer, sculptor, actor, web designer, games maker, director, musician, fashion designer…?

Do you need help to grow your business, perhaps getting grants, organising your time, meeting new networks, finding a work space? Or would appreciate someone to be accountable to?

If you are working in the creative sector and you live in South Hampshire you are eligible for support and free mentoring from Creative Growth South.

If you are working in the creative sector (e.g. artist, musician, designer, theatre company, photographer, web designer, crafter, fashion designer, writer…) we would love to hear from you. 

Find out how we can help you grow.


Business Support

Do you need an idea sounding board, an answer to a question like how to secure funding or find a work space? Or maybe you’d like some free business mentoring?

Virtual Gallery South - creative business online showcase.

Virtual Gallery South

If you are a South Hampshire creative you can exhibit your work, such as art, sound files or videos in our Virtual Gallery. Also visitors can enjoy a virtual exhibition experience


Find a range of resources to help your business succeed – such as funding bodies, reading lists, creative opportunities and more.

What mentees say

Nicky, my mentor has not only given me great advice and reflected back my business plans and helped me refine them, but has connected me to great individuals and networks that have become partners and clients. She is warm, proactive and massively knowledgeable and I love meeting with her.

– Katie Moritz, the Joy Factory.

What is Creative Growth South?

Creative Growth South is funded by the Partnership for South Hampshire, and delivered by a partnership made up of Southampton City Council, Solent University, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Creative Network South.

Creative Growth South Partners: