There is an alchemy in this place and the creative industries across Coventry and Warwickshire, and especially in Leamington Spa, show no signs of slowing down.

Growth of the Creative Industries (Createch) is presented as one of eight priorities in the West Midlands Plan for Growth (WMCA, 2022). Incorporating video games, gamification and esports, immersive technologies such as VR / AR, and interactive entertainment; all are growth industries that are predicted to develop exponentially over the next 10 years and go hand in hand with innovation in digital connectivity. Emerging technologies and the applications of these will also impact innovations in the retail, sport, health and manufacturing sectors (UKRI, 2022).

For more information on the creative industries in Coventry and Warwickshire, download our Shakespeare to Sonic brochure here:

Our Networks

“We are passionate about creating a diverse talent pipeline which responds to skills gaps within the creative sector, increasing the opportunities for students, graduates and local business. Our work focuses on knowledge exchange, business engagement, employability and talent, drawing on the University of Warwick’s excellence in education and research.”

Clare Green
Creative and Digital Communities Manager

Powered by the University’s Innovation Group, our programmes fuel the symbiotic relationship between the University and the creative & digital sector across Coventry and Warwickshire and the broader West Midlands.

Leveraging our partnerships with the Leamington’s business community, the University has established a series of industry networks focussed on;

  • Games
  • Esports
  • Immersive Technology
  • Film & TV Production

As the industry continues to grow and change, the University’s creative courses, programmes and activities evolve with it.

Join an Industry Network Today

Running a creative and digital business in the West Midlands and would like to join one of our networks?

Get in touch and find out how Creative Futures can connect you with industry leaders in your field.

We run regular events and roundtables to discuss sector developments, talent, business support and funding.


Creative Freelancers

Freelancers are a hugely important and valuable part of Coventry and Warwickshire’s creative eco-system.

Whilst serving as co-chair of CWLEP’s Digital Creative Business Group Clare Green worked to identify ‘freelancer support’ as a priority area for its programme of work to assist with the recovery and growth of the creative sector post-pandemic. More information on the pilot project can be found here.

If you are a freelancer and are looking for support, book a discovery call with Clare or contact us below.

Contact Us

Use the form below to enquire about how we can connect you to our networks. A member of our team will reach out to you regarding your enquiry.