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Illuminate Festival Plymouth

Plymouth in South West England is supporting the iMayflower project. 

iMayflower is designed to build Plymouth’s creative industries and nurture creative people power across the city. 

Delivered by a consortium comprising the University of Plymouth, Plymouth City CouncilDestination PlymouthMayflower 400Plymouth College of Art and Real Ideas,  it will support creative, cultural and heritage initiatives that lead economic growth and productivity. 

iMayflower will leverage the Mayflower 400, as a platform from which to launch a sustainable step change in Plymouth’s creative economy and make Plymouth a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

The programme is built around four key elements:

  • Place shaping – delivering large-scale cultural and creative events to inspire and enrich lives, like the Illuminate light festival.
  • Creative sector business support – growing Plymouth’s cultural and creative sector businesses, with a particular focus on immersive media and digital fabrication
  • Skills and learning programme – increasing the creative and business skills of Plymouth’s young people, communities, graduates and professionals, like that delivered by the Smarts Citizens Programme.
  • Access to innovative finance – providing accessible startup and scale-up funding for businesses in the creative economy from Creative UK, Crowdfunder and others.

To learn more please visit iMayflower

Supported by DCMS and Arts Council England

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