Emerge: Creative Enterprise

EMERGE Creative Enterprise will lead the next generation of creative entrepreneurs aged 16-25 to kick-start their creative careers.

Emerge Creative Enterprise is an RBS Skills and Opportunities Funded programme open to young people aged 16-25 in 2017-18.

The programme offers free advice, training and information to individual freelancers, sole traders and micro businesses looking to turn a creative talent into a business in the creative industries. Our support comprises of the following start up support offer:

  • Starter for 24: 2-day creative business training programme
  • 1 on 1: up to 16 hours one to one time with an adviser
  • Skills Drop: drop in and thematic skills development workshops
  • The Network: Access to peer support community across the region

The Mighty Creatives are determined to find new innovative approaches to support young, emerging creative talent (16 -25). This programme aims to translate this interest and talent, sometimes stimulated by our social action and festival programmes, into a pathway into the fastest growing sector in our economy, worth over £80bn which alone accounts for 150,000 jobs in the East Midlands. We want to support brilliant, young creative talent so that they can develop a creative business.

If you take part in and complete the Emerge Creative Enterprise business support programme, you can expect to be well on your way to having started a successful creative business, with increased level of knowledge for ensuring organisation resilience, or a more sustainable business model to grow.

We will help you establish:

  • a clear vision, mission and set of objectives, and a commitment to take these forward;
  • an improved understanding and confidence in approaches to creative business development and planning;
  • an improved understanding of and capability to commercialise a creative business idea or planning for diverse income streams, with plans in place;
  • an increased knowledge of routes to finance, including start up grants and lending;
  • an investment readiness is better understood or achieved, and plans are implemented to apply for finance to support start up;
  • an improved business and commercial skills and thinking within the creative business model proposed.

If you are interested in applying, read more and download the application pack here.

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