We’re ecstatic to announce that we’re a part of the iMayflower collaboration project. Along with our partners, we’ll be helping to lead an immensely positive change in Plymouth’s creative economy.

With over 7,000 people working in Plymouth’s digital and creative sector, it’s no surprise that there’s a massive demand for the city to realise its potential.

What is the iMayflower project?

The iMayflower project has been designed to provide a legacy from the commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower setting sail from Plymouth towards America in 1620. This fantastic initiative will create jobs, support businesses, deliver training, and engage over 1.4 million people, celebrating and nurturing Plymouth’s incredible creative economy. This activity is done in partnership with Creative EnglandCrowdfunderDestination PlymouthPlymouth City CouncilPlymouth College of ArtReal Ideas Organisation and University of Plymouth.

Funded by a game changing grant of 3.5m from the Cultural Development Fund provided by DCMS and administered by Arts Council England and a match fund of 2.5m from partners, the iMayflower project aims to give Plymouth’s creative community the tools to create sustainable growth for the city, making change happen.

What is Crowdfunder’s involvement in the iMayflower?

Here at Crowdfunder, we’re all about great ideas and making them happen which is why, through a combination of expert crowdfunding coaching, events and grants, we’re helping digital creative companies grow. 

It’s no secret that crowdfunding truly gives people the ability to raise awareness for their ideas and get their voice heard, validating their ideas in the process. It can build lasting relationships, with the crowd becoming a project’s biggest fans as well as their funders. 

Through the iMayflower project, our coaches will be on hand to share their crowdfunding expertise and we’ll be hosting events in Plymouth with our partners, enabling you to bring your great ideas to life. 

Don’t forget that we’ve also got extra-funding of up to £10,000 from our funding partners to give you that much-needed boost!

By combining our efforts, the whole iMayflower network will be working together to shape a co-operative future, creating a nurturing community which will benefit the people of Plymouth. 

To put it simply, iMayflower been designed to help YOU realise your potential and, in turn, help Plymouth’s creative economy do the same. 

What else will iMayflower do?

Place-shaping: By delivering large scale creative events which engage audiences on a global scale, the iMayflower project will inspire and enrich lives.

Supporting creative businesses: With a particular focus on immersive media and digital fabrication, the iMayflower will grow the cultural and creative sector in Plymouth. After all, there are over 7,000 people working in the city’s digital and creative sector and, with the industry experiencing rapid growth, it’s an exciting avenue to explore.

Access to innovative finance: Through a partnership between ourselves and Creative England, iMayflower will provide accessible funding for businesses in our growing creative economy. 

Skills and learning: iMayflower will help to create the Smart Citizen programme with Plymouth College of Art, moving Plymouth towards becoming a Fab City. iMayflower will give young people, communities, graduates and professionals the skills and knowledge to understand immersive media and digital fabrication.

Interested? Check out iMayflower on Crowdfunder where you can book a call with a coach, see our upcoming events, and find out more about the resources we have on offer.