At the heart of our creative industries, from film and TV to animation and games, are the talented and passionate people who drive them. We’re here to make sure that current and next-generation creatives from all backgrounds have the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to enjoy successful careers. 

So, whether you’re curious about what it takes to work in the screen, music, or digital industries in Wales; you’re a freelancer looking to broaden your opportunities and learn new skills; or you run a creative company and need support to train and diversify your workforce – we can help! 

From offering advice on entry-level training opportunities to sharing information on up-skilling programmes, we provide support and resources to help nurture Wales-based talent and drive long-term growth across our sectors. 

Read on to discover some of the different pathways offered by us and our partners and find out how we can connect you to a wealth of skills and talent initiatives across the creative industries.

But first, let us outline our priorities and share information about our Creative Skills Fund

Looking for funding?

The Creative Skills Fund was set up to support the development of skills and talent within our 10 priority areas.

In the first round, 17 projects were awarded funding – each project helping to boost growth in the industry. Discover who they are and what they’ve been up to so far here.

The fund is now open for a second round of applications, find out more and apply here.

Our priorities

Our Creative Skills Advisory Panel is made up of industry professionals who have helped steer our Creative Skills Action Plan. This action plan sets out our 10 priority areas for skills and talent development for both the current and future creative workforce in Wales. You can read the full action plan here.

Whether you are thinking about entering the creative industries or looking to hone your skills in leadership, there are lots of opportunities you can explore below.