Our community membership is temporarily paused, as we get ready to launch our new membership offer. If you are interested in receiving vital support to grow your creative business, sign up here for updates.

Our Community Membership was created to support and convene creative freelancers and microbusinesses, just like you, by representing your interests in government and by providing the necessary support, resources and connections to help you thrive.


Community Membership is right for you if…

  • You are a freelance or employed individual working within the creative industries, or a microbusiness with up to 10 employees.
  • You support our mission to unlock the power of creativity and realise our country’s potential.
  • You want your work to play an important role in the future of the creative industries.
  • You know that unity is strength and collaboration is the key to change.
  • You want practical support to take your work to the next level within the creative industries.


We’re here to support you and your business – from advocacy to networking, to a growing list of cutting edge tools and resources you’ll access free as part of your membership, including:

Your Voice, Heard.
We advocate for our members at the highest level in government. All Federation members have the opportunity to shape and influence our policy campaigns through initiatives like the Creative Coalition. We protect your interests, rates and rights, and we make sure our sector is at the heart of decision-making.

Join Our Unique Online Community 
Connection changes everything. Our members-only online community, in partnership with Workplace by Facebook, enables you to connect, collaborate and showcase your work and services to our entire membership, spanning across all creative sectors across the UK.

Discover Job Opportunities 
Need a job or have an opportunity that needs filling? You will gain access to our members-only jobs and opportunities board, as well as our global Talent Exchange, in partnership with McKinsey and, can connect the dots for you.  

Access Free Legal Advice 
A free helpdesk service providing guidance and a steer on any legal concerns from leading creative industries lawyers, Harbottle & Lewis.

Bespoke HR Resources 
With our partners, MyHR Hub, you will access free HR training in all aspects of HR and people management, no matter what your business type or size.

Access to Free Tax Advice 
We are offering free advice around tax issues and large discounts on the Taxo’d one-stop accounting solution.

Further Education Courses
Free creative learning opportunities from the Open University to help you expand your repertoire and learn something new, in subjects spanning fiction, heritage, film and much more.

Free Peer To Peer Coaching
Peer coaching groups for artists and creative freelancers and entrepreneurs, designed to help explore challenges, opportunities and dilemmas and unlock new insights with Action Learning .

Weekly Events & Workshops:

  • Members-only  Insights events providing practical support across a variety of industry support subjects, from business growth to investment, working practice to innovation and much more.
  • Regular personal development events including peer coaching and mental health drop-in sessions specifically for our Community members.
  • Free or discounted tickets to thought leadership, coaching and networking events.

A Profile Boost
Becoming a Federation member shows your commitment to supporting the creative sector. We offer promotional opportunities for you and your work to be highlighted via our showcasing events and public-facing Member Spotlights. 

The Latest Industry Insights
We’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news, views and advice from across the sector that impacts you and your work the most.

Come Join Us
Creative freelancers, microbusinesses (up to 10 employees) and individuals can join now. Community membership starts at just £12 a month inc. VAT. Simply enter your details below and join the Creative Industries Federation. For more details, email