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What is the Southend Creative & Culture Network (SCCN)?

The SCCN is a self governing and self organising network for the creative community in Southend. It has two main aims;

1) Communication

Shouting about who is doing what and where! Keeping network members, local communities and visiting audiences aware of the creative and cultural offer in Southend

2) Collaboration

Helping creatives to connect, working together on existing projects as well as creating new opportunities to maximise the potential of creative Southend

Who can join?

Anyone from any creative sector!

What do I get by joining?

  • Opportunity to meet and network with other creatives in Southend

  • Added to The Creative Directory - a public, searchable database of creative practitioners based in Southend

  • Access to list your events on the Visit Southend website which has over 60k hits a month []

  • Can add information, opportunities and events to the regular SCCN newsletters
  • Invitation to four meetings a year, hosted by a different member of the network with potential for spotlighting your work

  • Ability to contribute to and access data surveys. These help prove the economic impact of the creative sector to stakeholders. You can also access and use this data for your own funding proposals

  • Option to become part of the Working Group to help facilitate, organise and develop the network

How much does it cost?

Nothing! It is free to join

How do I join?

Simply sign up here. But before you join, there are three stipulations of being part of the Network:

  1. Treat everyone with respect and ensure everyone has a voice
  2. Be an advocate for the network by being positive, constructive and supportive of network members and their work. Make decisions in the best interest of the SCCN and its future
  3. Submit an annual anonymous economic impact survey - if we have data backing the economic benefit of the creative community we can push for more resources and support

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