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For nearly ten years, we have been working in partnership with the British Council to deliver the Creative Enterprise Programme.

Developed from the Creative Enterprise Toolkit, the programme’s core offer is a three-day capacity-building workshop to support creative entrepreneurs in establishing and growing their businesses.

Between November 2016 and April 2018, the Creative Enterprise Programme took place in 25 cities in 15 countries, in six languages, to more than 800 creative entrepreneurs.

Upcoming workshops:

Participant applications and the selection process are managed by the British Council country teams. Keep an eye on the Facebook page to find out when the Creative Enterprise Programme is in your region!

The latest workshop was held in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, on 3-6 July.

About the workshop:

Day 1: You and your idea
Participants dissected their personal values, how these related to the purpose of their business, and visualised the future.

Day 2: Your customers
Participants imagined who their customers are, what their customers values are, how to communicate to potential customers and how to ensure their business meets their customers needs.

Day 3: Your business
Day three brought the efforts from the previous two days together. Participants explored the key components required to build their own business model canvas.

Creative Enterprise Toolkit:

The programme developed from the Creative Enterprise Toolkit, which Nesta first launched in 2007. The toolkit is a practical resource to help people plan, build, test, communicate and launch new creative businesses. It is available to download for free and has been translated into seven languages.