A practical capacity-building programme to support creative entrepreneurs around the world and encourage sustainable and resilient livelihoods.
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.
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.
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.
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.