A practical training programme for UK Alumni
The core of the Creative Enterprise Programme is a three-day capacity-building workshop that supports creative and social entrepreneurs to establish and grow their businesses.
The Creative Enterprise Programme has been developed by Nesta and is delivered in partnership with the British Council all around the world.
The Creative Enterprise Programme provides a creative approach to business for creative people. The workshop uses tried-and-tested business concepts but presented in a way conducive for creative people to learn.
The Creative Enterprise Programme builds on the Creative Enterprise Toolkit and adapts its content for a workshop environment. The workshop is a learn-by-doing approach - participants actively go through the workshop exercises with their business in the focus. There are interactive exercises, peer-led activities, guest speakers and time for reflection - all curated for a positive learning environment.
The workshop is led by Creative Enterprise Programme workshop facilitators (and creative entrepreneurs in their own right), who create a safe space for learning and feedback. The workshop facilitators present the workshop content and provide guidance to help creative and social entrepreneurs explore their business ideas, develop their business proposition, and create a business model that suits their hopes and motivations.
After the three-day workshop, the British Council and local workshop facilitators maintain contact with the participants. The participants join the Creative Enterprise Programme community and will have possible opportunities to attend alumni events, participate in webinars, have their success story published by Nesta and the British Council as a global case study, and more.
The Creative Enterprise Toolkit is available to download for free and has been translated into Turkish.