Interactive Digital Media & Design

Alongside partners Digital Union and Digital City Business, Generator’s business support programme has grown to meet the needs of the wider commercial creative digital industries. If you’re a new or established digital business, get in touch to find out how we can help.

  • Creative Industry Advice Clinic

    13 Aug

  • Creative Employability Workshop

    20 Aug

  • Digital Development Day

    27 Aug

  • Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

    5 Sep

  • International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow

    10 Sep

  • VRTGO Conference

    11 Sep

Creative Industry Advice Clinic


Generator is looking for young people with an interest in Music, Film, TV, Games or Digital Media

Do you have an idea for an enterprise in the creative industries?

Or would you just like to find out more about finding a job in the creative industries?

Ladders helps young people in the North-East aged 16-24 with interests in music, film, TV, games or digital media, to develop skills and improve chances of getting a job.

Advice Clinics (one-to-one) 

  • Opportunity to describe your creative ideas and ambitions with experts
  • Develop personal progression plans which will help you to pursue a career in the creative industries
  • Receive advice and potential funding for a creative business idea

Please do not attend unless you have been given a meeting time as our advisors may not be able to fit you in unannounced.

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Creative Employability Workshop

Newcastle City Library

Generator is looking for young people with an interest in Music, Film, TV, Games or Digital Media Do you have an idea for an enterprise in the creative industries? Or would you just like to find out more about finding a job in the creative industries? Our ‘Ladders’ Creative Employability Workshops help young people in the North-East aged 16-24 with interests in music, film, TV, games or digital media, develop skills and improve chances of getting a job. Creative Employability Workshops

  • Develop the skills you need to find a job that you love
  • Find the motivation you need to get ahead in highly competitive industries
  • Fun creative group sessions to learn about communication – Team Work – Time Management – Professionalism – Commitment

This workshop is delivered over 2 days – 20th & 21st August- to get the most out the session you will be required to attend both days.

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Digital Development Day


Generator’s Digital Development Day is aimed at music and wider creative businesses, and designed to assist in developing your digital presence. The day will offer intense insight into optimising your online presence and social media strategy, with delivery being interactive and step-by-step as you navigate your way on your laptop to ensure you gain the maximum from the course.

We will cover everything you need to know from domain names and hosting, to uploading and maintaining your content. This is a practical session and at the end of the day you will come away with a fully functioning customised website which will help attract new fans and customers, keeping you ahead of the game in the digital marketplace.

To ensure attendees get exactly what they need from the sessions, places are limited to 6 per session. However, we will be running further sessions regularly throughout the year.

Places at this event are priced at £79 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for artists or businesses from the North East of England, thanks to our ERDF funding.*

To apply for your place on the 27th of August or a following session, click the ‘Register’ button above and complete the webform.

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear

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Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

Aurora House Media Centre

This one day Introduction to FCPX workshop is designed for those with little or no experience of using Final Cut Pro X (but you do need previous experience of editing video on a Mac)

You will learn:
● Exploring the interface
● The library structure
● Importing media
● Working with dual system media
● Organising your media
● Editing to the primary storyline
● Connected clips and secondary stories
● Editing in the timeline
● Editing and mixing audio
● Exporting for distribution
● Transformations, effects, titles and generators

The workshop is delivered by Apple Certified trainer Ian Bailey in Teesside University’s Aurora House which is an Apple Authorised Training Centre.

To find out more and to book your place on this workshop click here.

For further information call Scott Watson on: 01642 738527 or email:

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International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow

Live Theatre

UKTI & Generator present…The UKTI International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow

We are starting the run up to some of the creative industries major events which include Eurosonic, SXSW, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape and Midem.

If you’re interested in developing your business/career, gaining first-hand knowledge and insight into some of the World’s biggest and most influential trade and showcase events, then you should be attending.

Guest speakers include Una Johnston (SXSW), Javier Lopez (MIDEM), Phil Patterson (UKTI) and guests from various trade associations and collection societies.

The event will include short presentations from representatives of each conference event, useful insight from guests and a general Q&A session, followed by networking which will give artists and businesses a chance to discuss attendance in depth with the experts.

  • Discover how UK Trade & Investment can help develop your business internationally
  • Find out about conferencing events and which events are right for you
  • Learn how to showcase your music, artists and business
  • Dos and Don’ts – Make the most of your time at events
  • Find out about available funding and support
  • Meet industry trade associations and collection societies

This event is in partnership with UK Trade and Investment and is supported by ERDF, Arts Council, PRS for Music Foundation, AIM, PPL and PRS.



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VRTGO Conference

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

The North East of England will be host to the first major Virtual Reality conference in Europe on 11th September 2014 at the Baltic Centre Gateshead.

The VRTGO Conference  will feature speakers from Oculus, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, CCP, ZeroLight and many more.
Attend this conference and find out where the future of VR is taking the entertainment and games industry and also see how this cutting edge technology is being used to create serious applications for the automotive, modelling, training and marketing industries.

There will be a “hands on” exhibition space to allow attendees to explore various headsets and applications and break-out sessions to enhance networking opportunities.

There will also be an after-show party.

To attend and witness the future of interactive entertainment first hand.

To sign up for this event go here!


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Get FREE mentoring and business support through our Interim Director Scheme

Interim Director Scheme

Our interim director scheme is FREE of charge, and places first class, experienced directors into small to medium growing digital businesses for a period of time. Whether you are an SME that can’t yet afford to employ a finance director, but need help to locate and implement financial systems or efficiency drives, or are growing into a new sector and need specialised direction, our innovative ID Scheme will prove a great intervention for your business.

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Forward thinking training programme, increasing profitability and improving product delivery strategies

Agile Management

As Agile Project Management is becoming more and more relevant for growing digital businesses, we have a rolling programme of FREE Masterclasses, delivered by leading experts ProAgile and aimed at helping businesses adopt a professional Agile consciousness. For more information, please get in touch.

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Learn from inspiring national guests and make new contacts with like-minded regional businesses

Networking and Masterclasses

We have teamed up with leading North East digital network, Digital Union, to provide a series of exciting and useful business networking events and Masterclasses. From the Summer Net Together, to the highly successful UX Day with head of BBC UX, Paul Sissons, we are proud to be bringing first class support to the region. If you have any suggestions for future one off events or masterclasses, please get in touch.

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Bespoke one-to-one advice and guidance, turning creative ideas into businesses

Business Coaching

As part of our business coaching programme we’ve recruited experts in the fields of film, digital media and music who have all faced the challenges of setting up new businesses within a competitive sector. Their experiences will inform and help you to overcome obstacles and launch your business successfully. Our business coaching programme is bespoke for each beneficiary, providing the support you require, when you need it.

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