South Yorkshire Cultural & Creative Industries Network

The next SYCCIN event will take place on Thursday 25th April 2024 in Doncaster.
For all details and to reserve a place, please click here.

About the SYCCIN

Are you a creative practitioner working in South Yorkshire? Perhaps you’re an artist, a photographer, an actor, a musician or a designer; maybe you’re a games designer, or you work in publishing or TV?

Whatever your area of expertise, if you work in any creative industry or cultural organisation in the region, then the South Yorkshire Cultural and Creative Industries networking events are designed for you!

The network events will give you the opportunity to:

  • Share details about your own creative projects in a pitch session

  • Hear about upcoming funding opportunities

  • Meet industry peers to share insights, stories, ideas and collaborate on future projects

  • Hear from a dynamic panel of industry professionals

  • Plus - there’s always tasty food and drink on offer over a relaxed, informal networking session!

This is a supportive, collaborative network which aims to collectively take your work to the next level.

Anybody who would like to share a creative idea at the next event is asked to email [email protected] in advance with a short introduction and what you plan to talk about.

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About South Yorkshire Cultural and Creative Industries Network

The network is open to all creative practitioners who would like to connect with organisations and industry voices to celebrate the brilliant, inspiring work happening across South Yorkshire. It is a chance to learn from and support each other, as well as a forum to discuss passions and insights which could lead to incredibly powerful future projects.

Updates on upcoming funding opportunities and pitches will also feature in network meetings to help participants collectively take their work to the next level.

Established after the success of the Cultural and Creative Industries Summit held in September 2021, the South Yorkshire Cultural and Creative Industries Network offers a collaborative, supportive and inspiring forum for creative practitioners across arts, theatre, TV, film, publishing, design, music and much more.

Organised by Showroom Workstation and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA), the network will host a programme of ten events across venues in South Yorkshire. It is designed to help nurture talent to further boost the sector and the important part it plays in the regional economy.

The SYCCIN pilot project concluded in September 2022 and we're currently planning next steps. If you'd like to be the first to hear about any future events or news, please sign up to our newsletter.

Creative Network blog

Creative Network Webinars

October 2023 SYCCIN webinar - Sustainability in the Arts: The Truths and Myths Debunked

June 2023 SYCCIN webinar - Boosting skills for the next generation & supporting workforce culture

February 2023 SYCCIN webinar - NPOs: Building on the success for future rounds

Creative Summit Videos

A highlights reel of discussions held at the Creative Summit at Showroom Workstation on September 17, 2021.

A full, subtitled video of the Creative Summit, held at Showroom Workstation on September 17, 2021.

Dan Jarvis, mayor of South Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority, speaks at the summit.

Caroline Norbury, CEO of Creative England, speaks at the summit.

The first panel of the day, chaired by Ben Luxford of the BFI. It featured Darren Henley from the Arts Council, Caroline Cooper Charles of Screen Yorkshire, Mark Herbert of Warp Films and Dan Bates of Sheffield Theatres.

The second panel of the day. The panel featured Emma Holling of Pure Records, Emma Cooper of Cooperative Innovations and Olivia Jones of Doncopolitan. Also present were Deborah Bullivant of Grimm & Co, Nathan Geering of Theatre Deli and Sue Thiedeman, Head of Culture and Visitor Economy at Barnsley Council.


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