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Creative Enterprise Programme by British Council (For Creatives)

In November 2018, the British Council in partnership with Nesta (the UK’s innovation foundation) will deliver the Creative Enterprise Programme again to East Africa.

Join other creative entrepreneurs for an interactive workshop session in Kampala, Uganda.

Creative Enterprise Programme

The Creative Enterprise Programme will be delivered in a four-day workshop from 5th – 8th November 2018, focusing on the following creative entrepreneur categories; fiction and nonfiction writers, editors, publishers, journalists, screenwriters, scriptwriters, illustrators, graphic novelists, comic artists, playwrights, bloggers, and poets.

The Creative Enterprise Programme will be led by creative business experts and skilled facilitators who specialize in design thinking, business, and innovation. Alongside this expert, each workshop features live case studies from the region, where local entrepreneurs discuss their experience of running a creative enterprise in the local region, and guest experts who can highlight specific local issues – for example around tax or legal matters

Programme Objectives

The Creative Enterprise Programme builds on the Creative Enterprise Toolkit in a supportive peer-to-peer learning context. A Nesta workshop facilitator and creative business expert, who brings a wealth of experience, present the content and offers participants advice and guidance for getting their products and services to market. Through interactive exercises and activities, participants will gain a better understanding of how to develop their businesses.

Programme Outline

Day 1: You and Your Idea

Focuses on helping participants understand the building blocks that describe and shape their business opportunity;

  • Explores values, vision, and mission
  • Uses modeling to demonstrate what impact the business could have

Day 2: Your Customers

Encourages participants to identify and better understand customers and users. It focuses on exploring how the business will function and grow by;

  • Learning from other local creative entrepreneurs
  • Describing customer profiles and needs
  • Defining the business processes and the relationships needed to help them realize their business opportunity

Day 3:

Visualise the main components of the business and to bring together the key elements of participants’ business plans through a first draft of the Business Model Canvas (BMC). It provides supports participants to;

  • Understand the legal and financial considerations for running a business
  • Evaluate the business and plan for the future
  • Prototype the first draft of a business plan using the BMC

Day 4: 

  • Hear from the experts and learn practical and applicable skills for your business.

Eligibility

The Creative Enterprise Programme is designed to support entrepreneurs who are already in the process of setting up their own creative enterprise. The workshop content and activities are relevant to people whose businesses are up-and-running and those who are in the very early stages.

It’s suitable for people just starting out and for people who have been running a business for a long time, to take a fresh look at their business using new methods.

Please note: There are 25 spaces available for the training, apportioned as below;

Country Slots Available
Ethiopia
Kenya
Rwanda
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
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4
4
2
4
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4

How to Apply

Click here to apply

Deadline: 31st August 2018

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