Government agencies

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Arts Council East LogoArts Council England, East

Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people’s lives. As the national development agency for the arts, it supports a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts.
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Creative Industries KTNCreative Industries KTN

The UK’s knowledge transfer network for the creative industries.
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DCMS LogoDCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is the central UK government department responsible for government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery, libraries, museums and galleries, export licensing of all cultural goods, broadcasting, film, press freedom and regulation, the built heritage, the Royal Estate and tourism. The overall aim of the department is to improve quality of life for all, through cultural and sporting activities, and to strengthen the creative industries. DCMS is working with the Design Skills Alliance to promote the benefits of professional skills for all designers.
Further information: Phone: +44 (0)20 7211 6200. Department for Culture Media & Sport, 2-4 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5DH. Email:

Technology Strategy Board LogoTechnology Strategy Board

The role of TSB is to stimulate technology-enabled innovation in the areas which offer the greatest scope for boosting UK growth and productivity. It promotes, supports and invests in technology research, development and commercialisation. It spreads knowledge, bringing people together to solve problems or make new advances.
For more information: Telephone: 01793 442700. The Technology Strategy Board, North Star House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1UE. Email:

UKTI East LogoUK Trade and Investment (UKTI East)

UK Trade and Investment is the government network dedicated to building British business success overseas. Its overall aim is to help all British firms realise their export potential. UK Trade and Investment provides a single point of access to the full range of government support available to business organisations, both in the UK and through commercial and diplomatic teams in more than 200 countries.
Further information: Phone: 0845 641 9955, email:

IP Office LogoUK Intellectual Property Office

Formerly known as the UK Patent Office, the UK Intellectual Property Office is the official government body responsible for granting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the UK. These rights include patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. The UK Intellectual Property Office is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Further information: Phone: +44 (0)1633 814 000. UK Intellectual Property Office, Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP10 8QQ. Email:

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