Welcome to the home for Chelmsford’s creative community. A place to connect with fellow creative people, and collaborate with others that can enrich your work. A place to seek support and inspiration from one another. A place that can ignite a passion for Chelmsford’s creative identity and future.

Ignite Chelmsford has been connecting people from all backgrounds, sectors, and organisations since 2017. Our mission is to give our city a shared voice and a strong creative community. We have launched this website to bring together this collaborative work and to grow it.

Events

Our events are hosted in the city as well as online. Attend our monthly socials and regular creative events to enjoy a relaxed, place to meet and share ideas, helping ideas to grow and take hold. Our online, monthly Hub events are an ideal platform to promote what you are doing and call out for collaboration.

 

Member Directory

Our growing Member Directory contains a wealth of amazing people connecting, creating, collaborating, seeking support and inspiration. All with the same goal of igniting a passion for Chelmsford’s creative ambitions.

If you work, aspire to work, volunteer, or study in the creative industries in Chelmsford, sign up now.

The Hub

The Hub is a collaborative, multi-sector group that focuses on delivering creative activities and events throughout Chelmsford. It’s where our creative community can touch base, compare notes, share skills and resources, and support each-other’s work.

The Hub meets online every third Thursday and is an open event to everyone.

Member Directory.

Our growing Member Directory contains a wealth of amazing people connecting, creating, collaborating, seeking support and inspiration. All with the same goal of igniting a passion for Chelmsford’s creative ambitions.

If you work, aspire to work, volunteer, or study in the creative industries in Chelmsford, sign up now.

The Hub.

The hub is a collaborative, multi-sector group that focuses on delivering creative activities and events throughout Chelmsford.

Blog

Stay updated on what’s new with Ignite and our members. From breaking news to case studies, sharing best practice to lessons learned. The Blog is open to submissions.

Blog.

Stay updated on what’s new with Ignite.

Navigate – The Paper Birds

Navigate – The Paper Birds

Jemma McDonnell vlogs about the exciting new The Paper Birds project, Navigate. Navigate is a new digital package of short films and resources exploring a diverse range of careers and routes into the creative industries. Suitable for a careers programme in schools and...

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National Saturday Club – Talking & Writing

National Saturday Club – Talking & Writing

Standing in the midst of the National Saturday Club’s Summer Show launch at Somerset House last July - an event literally buzzing with creativity and passion, and most importantly young people from across the UK - sealed it for me. There was no way that Essex Book...

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Member of the Month: Jessica Bailey

Member of the Month: Jessica Bailey

Each month, Nikki Wilson interviews an Ignite Member, asking five simple questions, to find out what creativity means to them, and how they see culture and creativity, and its potential, in Chelmsford. This month Nikki talks to Jessica Bailey. How would you describe...

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