Get Ready for Business Growth is a free, three-month long online programme for businesses in the arts and culture sector who are looking to scale up, funded by Arts Council England.

Each quarter, 25 creative businesses across England and Scotland are selected to receive specialist support and tailored one-to-one advice.

The programme has nine modules delivered digitally, including:

Getting the growth mindset

Refining your business model & growth strategy

Good governance & building purpose into your organisation

Building your brand

Creating a marketing strategy

Financial planning for growth

Product & service innovation

Maximising your intellectual property (IP)

Business and IP research

Our Creative Director, Andy Ditchburn, delivers the Building Your Brand and Creating a Marketing Strategy modules.

Who Can Apply

Businesses must be based in England or Scotland, with a turnover of £100,000 or more in London and £80,000 or more outside of London.

Eligible businesses must be in the arts and culture sector and fall under one of these categories:

Advertising and marketing





Film, TV, video, radio and photography

IT, software and computer services


Museums, galleries and libraries

Music, performing and visual arts


How To Apply

Email []( to express your interest and a member of our team will contact you with next steps.

The next application deadline is Wednesday 6 December 2023.