Business Name: Team Creativity
Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk
A passion for creativity and a career spanning four decades teaching Visual Arts in Further and Higher Education led Mike Cobb-Pernak to following a new path of entrepreneurship, and setting up his own business, Team Creativity.
We spoke to Mike about his vision, his support from Nwes, and how the King’s Lynn Innovation Centre is supporting the business as it moves forward.
Tell us more about Team Creativity
Team Creativity is a free digital hub, encouraging artists and designers, performers and musicians from all creative industries to showcase their portfolios, promoting their ideas and talents.
The website offers a no fee e-commerce shop, which provides a platform to market and sell work, enabling users to turn their creative passion into a commercial business. Additionally, the site hosts a jobs board, in collaboration with Vivico Recruitment, and an opportunities board advertising internships across all sectors of the creative industries.
What is your motivation behind the business?
I believe that the arts bring huge benefits to our society and well-being, and I hope that this new project will help to promote and inspire.
With Team Creativity also encouraging networking across the arts, users are encouraged to share ideas and updates as they pursue their creative journey.
The goal is to enable creative people to achieve their vision – something I passionate about, particularly as the arts has been less prominent in the school curriculum in recent years – something which I feel is not only damaging to our young peoples’ development, but raises the question of who will be attending galleries and museums in the future?