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Isle of Man Creative Industries

Creative Industry Sector

The Isle of Man has a long history of creativity through language and traditional crafts, and has a thriving arts and music scene. Looking to the future, the Island strives to create and take opportunities for growth and drive innovation in media and the arts.

The Isle of Man identifies the creative industries as those which have their origins in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.

One of the Isle of Man's focuses has long been film www.isleofmanfilm.com, and broadcast media is also now a growing area with over. Advertising and marketing, design, architecture and publishing also come under the Creative Industries banner.

Why the Isle of Man?

  • Grants and support for creative and media companies
  • Well-established centre for entrepreneurs and start up businesses
  • Proven record for creating quality creative work
  • Access to trained and experienced media professionals and support services
  • Film and media – friendly Government, with support for finding crew, services and locations

Our support schemes for businesses are flexible and can fuel your growth; from sole traders through to large employers. A range of support is on offer, including a free-of-charge, five day training course to help budding entrepreneurs consider their business idea and gain valuable skills in setting up and running a business. Other available support includes business grants, living allowance and a business advisory service, support towards the costs of consultancy, accreditation, business solutions, and strategic business development. Call 01624 687333 or email: businesssupport@gov.im.

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