Why are we doing this?
Creative businesses are an important part of the global economy, supporting jobs for more than 2.5 million people in the UK alone. Our creative enterprise work aims to acknowledge this value, and prove the case for supporting creative livelihoods in countries where the creative industries are currently under-supported.
Nesta and the British Council are running a workshop programme to help scale and embed design-led business practices into creative enterprises on a global scale, building on the success and impact of Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit.
What are we doing?
Nesta and the British Council Creative Economy team are working in partnership to build on 10 years of successful delivery of the Creative Enterprise Programme. Together we are embarking on a comprehensive partnership programme that will enable British Council offices to maximise impact of the programme and respond to increasing demand and local interest.
This programme developed from the Creative Enterprise Toolkit, which Nesta first launched in 2007. The toolkit is a step-by-step interactive resource to help people plan, build, communicate and launch new creative businesses, and we have worked with creative practitioners from across the world to help them put the actions from the toolkit into practice.
We successfully ran practical programmes for Further and Higher Education professionals in the UK who support creative students and graduates, as well as collaborating with the British Council to train creative entrepreneurs internationally.
The current programme allows us to reach even more networks and have greater impact across the world.