Creative Industries Development Services
Creative Industries Development Services


CREATIVE Times is the only trade journal to cover one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK's economy. It is distributed free of charge to over 6000 Manchester based creatives on the CIDS database, and has a readership of 18,000. CREATIVE Times features a mix of in-depth news, views, interviews, advice from experts and it offers creative businesses the chance to showcase their own achievements. The 16 page full-colour tabloid style magazine is published quarterly, each time featuring guest illustrators and writers.

CREATIVE Times is a unique publication. It's informal yet informative. It's creative and it's industrious. It brings together the diverse mix of businesses that comprise the creative industries and offers them advice, opportunities and everything they need to know in this fast-changing sector.



To receive your copy of CREATIVE Times, complete a full registration via this website's homepage. You will receive a listing in CIDS online Creative Directory, access to the full CIDS website and a free quarterly subscription to CREATIVE Times.

If you would like to advertise in CREATIVE Times, download the Rates Card by following the link on the right-hand side of this screen.

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