Applications are currently been invited by the British Council’s West Africa Arts Programme #UKWestAfricaArts from Creative Hubs in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and the United Kingdom to participate in a development program for Creative Hubs from these countries.
Applicants are reminded that on an application, they are to ensure that they have complied with the eligibility criteria
The Creative Hubs Programme will support hubs to strengthen their sustainability through a program of facilitator-led and peer-to-peer learning and networking for hub managers or founders involved in day-to-day leadership or management of the hubs.
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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.
What You Need To Know About West Africa Arts Program 2020
The Creative Enterprise Programme is a four-day practical workshop that equips creative entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. Expert facilitators, as well as local market specialists, will provide face-to-face support to help entrepreneurs explore business ideas, develop their business proposition, and create a business model that suits their hopes and motivations.
This interactive program brings Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit to life and uses a mixture of practical exercises and activities that have been designed specifically for the program.
Through the four days, participants explore key ways to:
- understand the building blocks that describe and will shape their business opportunity
- identify and better understand customers, and explore how the business will function and grow
- visualize the main components of the business and bring together the key elements of a business plan.
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.
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
Visualize 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
- Hear from the experts and learn practical and applicable skills for your business.
West Africa Arts Program Eligibility:
All participants of the CEP must:
- Be a creative business, working in the relevant creative industry – fiction and nonfiction writers, editors, publishers, journalists, screenwriters, scriptwriters, illustrators, graphic novelists, comic artists, playwrights, bloggers, and poets
- Have an already established enterprise or be in the later stages of developing an idea. This is typically a business no more than two years old but can be a more established business wishing to pause and consider their model through the CEP lens
- Be willing to share their knowledge and experience with the group in an open, supportive peer lead learning environment
- Come prepared to work on their business/idea, to progress through the program, considering peer feedback, to strengthen their proposition
- Be open to supporting fellow participants in developing their idea by providing constructive feedback when appropriate
- Be available for the full duration of the program.
Level/Field of Study
The scholarships are available for pursuing the Training in Entrepreneurship
This Scholarship is to be taken in Abuja, Nigeria.
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The Bursary is open to Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and the United Kingdom.
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The bursary will provide coverage of the following expenses: registration fees, tuition, prescribed textbooks, accommodation, and a living allowance. The bursary value will be dependent on the student’s household income.
- Participation in the workshop is free.
- There are bursaries available to support participants from outside Abuja with flights, accommodation, and breakfast and lunch each day.
How to Apply:
Please fill in the form by 30 October. Selected Hubs will be notified by 6 November.
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