Creative Enterprise Workshop - 17 - 19 March 2019


About the programme:

The Creative Enterprise Programme is a three-day capacity-building workshop to support creative and social entrepreneurs in establishing and growing their businesses.

The Creative Enterprise Programme(CEP) has been developed by Nesta and is delivered in partnership with the British Council. Designed specifically for creative and social start-up entrepreneurs, the three-day workshop programme brings Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit to life.

The Creative Enterprise Programme builds on the Toolkit with new content, interactive exercises and peer-led activities specifically designed for a lively workshop environment. The workshop is facilitated by a Workshop Associate who creates a safe space for participant learning and feedback.

The workshop is led by a Creative Enterprise Programme workshop associate (and creative entrepreneur in their own right) and features local guests and business experts. The workshop associate will provide the support 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.  

The programme is specifically for the creative industries, such as advertising, architecture, arts and culture, craft, design, fashion, games, music, publishing, tech, TV and film. 

Programme outline

How to frame your programme objectives, here’s an overall generic description of the programme but it can be adapted for your audience, please adapt to make more relevant to them. 

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, presents 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 business.

Day one: You and your idea

Participants dissect their personal values, how these related to the purpose of their business, and visualise the future.

Day two: 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 three: 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.

Essential information:

When: Participants must be available for all three days 

Where: Venue to be confirmed. 

Working hours (Hours of delivery): 09.00 - 17.30

Accommodation will be provided to participants outside Cairo. 

Who is the programme for?

The content of the Creative Enterprise Programme is designed to support entrepreneurs that have a creative or social business is the very early stages (0-2 years), entrepreneurs that are in the process of setting up their own creative or social business, or entrepreneurs that have a very well-developed business idea. 

The focus is on the creative industries such as advertising, architecture, arts & culture, craft, design, fashion, games, music, publishing, tech, TV and film. 

Important dates for applicants 

25 February 2019 Application window opens for participants
03 March 2019 Deadline for receiving applications 
10 March 2019 Successful applicants and relevant country offices notified 
17 March 2019 Creative Enterprise Programme workshop takes place

How to apply:

Download and fill the application below and send it to: