Creative Coalition Virtual Festival | November 9-11


A Unique Celebration of Creativity & Culture

The Creative Coalition Festival returns for 2022, bringing together the UK’s finest creators, innovators, leaders and emerging talent to reimagine, redefine and reignite the future of our world-leading creative industries. 

Creative UK presents the largest festival for the UK creative sector with a three-day programme of diverse events presented online from 1-3 February 2022, bringing the creative industries together like never before.  

Creative Coalition Festival 2022 is a unique blend of inspiring talks and panels, live performances, practical workshops and networking opportunities - all streamed from across the UK, directly to our audience at home. A key moment in the creative industries calendar, this is our opportunity to come together as one to shape our collective future.

With real cross-sector networking using virtual venue software Hopin, this festival offers opportunities to expand your network and meet new people across the country, with multiple interactive areas that are optimised for connection and collaboration.

This is a celebration of our achievements as an industry, creating an inclusive open forum to address the issues facing and discuss how we can drive real change for the future of our sector.


The Creative Coalition Festival is FREE to attend!

Register now to receive the latest news and updates, securing your place for the entirety of the festival. Spaces are limited on some sessions so sign up to avoid missing out.  

Creative Coalition Festival 2022 is fully open-access, thanks to the valued support of our partners and sponsors. 

Why Now?

In a such a rapidly-evolving landscape and economy, we need to come together with one voice to be heard loud and clear if we are to cultivate a world where creativity is championed, valued and fundamentally nurtured.

Creative talent is abundant in the UK but access to opportunity is not - yet. The future we are working towards at Creative UK will see opportunities opened up, seized, and nurtured to drive innovation, economic growth, job creation, and new communities across the country. Now is the time to collaborate and share ideas, develop innovative ways to navigate our new landscape and invest in our country’s future by investing in creative thinkers.

Why Attend?

The Creative Coalition Festival will be an experience like no other.

A key moment in the creative industries calendar and major event for Creative UK, we're here to provide inspiration from some of the brightest thinkers and innovators from across our industry. With 3 days of diverse content, there’s truly something for everyone. We’ll be hosting keynote speakers, live performances, industry roundtables, and insightful panel conversations. You’ll hear from those forging ahead and shaping our futures, and those who built the foundations, with opportunities to meet and collaborate with people across the whole breadth of the creative sectors.

We promise to bring you the most impressive creative festival line-up of the year, alongside the unique opportunity to expand your network across all creative sectors and across the whole of the UK.

Why Are We Different?

Creative Coalition Festival 2022 is the largest event in the UK that brings all creative sectors together in one place - across fashion, film, design, architecture, music, art, tech, games and all that's in between. Presented by Creative UK, we are taking advantage of our new virtual world to bring together speakers from across the whole of the UK and across the breadth of the creative industries. We are reaching further than we have before and incubating brand new, cross-sector relationships, we’re providing a stage where ideas can evolve and the future of our industry can be shaped.

Who Is It For?

Our festival is for everyone who is working in creative roles, supporting those who do, or who have an interest in the future of our economy and how the creative industries can impact our recovery.

We are a not-for-profit organisation that supports the growth of the creative industries with everything from policy and advocacy, to business support, to direct investment. Our festival is built with this in mind, our network spans right across the UK and includes individuals working in a huge variety of roles, from sole-traders working in traditional arts & crafts, local authority bodies and educational institutions, to FTSE 100 companies. Regardless of their size, all of our members and collaborators have the success of our industry at their core.

Sponsors & Partners