South East Creatives is a development and support programme for small and medium sized businesses in the creative, cultural or digital sectors across East Sussex, Kent and Essex.

Along with Towner Eastbourne, the De La Warr Pavilion are a local hub for the programme, promoting and hosting events and activities and showcasing local creative business success stories.

More South East Creatives events coming soon including Talking Loud, a series of reflective and insightful online talks from leaders in the Creative Industries.

If you have any questions on the Talking Loud events, please contact

For more information on South East Creatives visit South East Creatives or email





What is South East Creatives?

South East Creatives is the name of the South East Creative, Cultural and Digital Sector Project (SECCADS).

It is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs.
The programme aims to support more than 370 creative, digital and cultural companies and sole traders across East Sussex, Kent and Essex and give a £2.5m boost to the area’s economy.