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Creative Enterprise Programme in Uganda

Creative Enterprise Programme in Uganda

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 and social entrepreneurs in establishing and growing their businesses.

Between November 2016 and November 2018, the programme took place in 36 cities in 20 countries, in seven languages, to more than 1,100 creative entrepreneurs in arts and culture, fashion, handicrafts, digital, publishing, gaming, performance arts and more.

About the workshop

Day 1: You and your idea Participants dissect their personal values, how these relate to the purpose of their business, and visualise the future.

Day 2: Your customers Participants imagine 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 brings the efforts from the previous two days together. Participants explore the key components required to build their own business model canvas.

Upcoming workshops

The application and participant selection process is managed by the local British Council teams and their delivery partners. Each workshop usually offers 25 participant places. Contact your local British Council office to find out more or click the 'apply now' links below.

Workshops are taking place in:

East Africa
  • Kampala, Uganda: Monday 24 - Thursday 27 June 2019 (applications are closed)
  • Kampala, Uganda: Monday 5 - Thursday 8 August 2019 (applications are closed)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 October 2019
  • Nairobi, Kenya: Saturday 30 November - Monday 2 December 2019
Europe
  • Tbilisi, Georgia: Monday 30 September - Wednesday 2 October 2019
  • Turkey - TBC
  • Ukraine - TBC
North Africa
  • Egypt - TBC
West Africa
  • Dakar, Senegal: Tuesday 30 July - Thursday 1 August (apply now)
  • Kano, Nigeria: Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 August 2019
  • Dakar, Senegal: Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 August 2019
  • Lagos, Nigeria: Monday 23 - Wednesday 28 September 2019
  • Dakar, Senegal: Tuesday 1 - Thursday 3 October 2019
  • Freetown, Sierra Leone: Tuesday 15 - Thursday 17 October 2019
  • Kano, Nigeria: Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Kano, Nigeria: Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • Owerri, Nigeria: Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • Dakar, Senegal: Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 December 2019
  • Dakar, Senegal: Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 March 2020
Creative Enterprise Programme in Egypt

Creative Enterprise Programme in Egypt

Past workshops

So far in 2019, workshops have taken place in:

  • Kiev, Ukraine with IZONE: January 2019
  • Kiev, Ukraine with Projector and IZONE: January 2019
  • Dnipro, Ukraine with Be in UA: January 2019
  • Cairo, Egypt: January 2019
  • Mexico City, Mexico: February 2019
  • Saint Louis, Senegal: February 2019
  • Cairo, Egypt: February 2019
  • Bogota, Colombia: February 2019
  • Cairo, Egypt: March 2019
  • Istanbul, Turkey: April 2019

Creative Enterprise Toolkit

The Creative Enterprise Toolkit was first launched by Nesta 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 eight languages.