We team creativity and entrepreneurship for impact and profitability!
Our programme includes accessible basic business curricula as well as hands-on support throughout the vulnerable stages of setting up and developing a business.
We also help our clients to identify and access local and European funding opportunities.
Our aim is to improve the impact and profitability of Creative Freelancers and SME's through sector specific, practical, results-oriented and engaging entrepreneurial training, coaching and support in accessing funding.
We believe that tailored Entrepreneurial training is a critical element of every successful and sustainable creative career. We are ambassadors for bringing together the two apparently incompatible spheres of business and creativity to create a vibrant, dynamic culture and economy that supports and promotes creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our aim is to increase the number of creative small businesses in Ireland and Europe and provide them with access to world-class business advice and support in a way that they understand and that will help them succeed.
We train Creative Entrepreneurs how to START, DEVELOP and successfully RUN creative businesses. We help Creatives to identify what makes them DIFFERENT and NEEDED to increase their profitability and impact. We strongly believe in EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING which means learning by doing with less theory.
Our Coaching and Mentoring services will provide you with EXPERIENCED, INDEPENDENT and PRACTICAL support, in an affordable and convenient way, helping you to find solutions that work for your creative business and allow you to make progress faster and with more focus than you could on your own.
We have 16 years of experience in writing and evaluating successful grant proposals for a myriad of Irish and European funding schemes. We specialise in Creative and Cultural funding from H2020, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens and Erasmus+. We have also access to all grant databases in Ireland and in the EU.
Ashford, Co Wicklow: 27 - 29 July 2018
Early Bird: €200 - till the 1 July 2018 Standard: €300
This practical 2.5-day Entrepreneurship Training Programme for Creatives has been especially designed for all those who want to set up, run or further develop their own creative business, organisation or project in a professional and sustainable way.
During the programme participants will develop a practical and comprehensive strategy that will provide a blueprint for their future success.
Developing a sustainable business model, understanding and articulating competitive advantage and unique selling points, defining value proposition, identifying go to market strategy and long term business goals will be the focus for the programme.
Participants can expect:
- dynamic, effective and highly individualised training
- experience-based learning
- lots of feedback from tutors and peers
The training will be delivered by experienced tutors combining their own creative backgrounds with years of running creative businesses and teaching entrepreneurship to creatives.
The programme, initiated by the Centre for Creative Practices in Dublin in 2013, has been attended by over 800 creative entrepreneurs in Ireland and Europe, earning enthusiastic reviews and helping creative practitioners to successfully grow their business, organisation or project.
These 2.5 days will be the best investment you have made in your creative career!
Creative Thinking and Co-Creation Techniques1 day workshop
Ashford, Co. Wicklow
13 August 2018
Early Bird: €150
By using a number of creative thinking techniques we will give practical examples of how you can take ideas from conception to reality. Based around the frameworks of PO statements to "Yes, and..." we will look to develop out of the box creative solutions for real World problems. We will look at a three stage work-flow taking us from idea generation, through validating the idea and testing. We will look at a three stage work-flow taking us from idea generation, through validating the idea and testing.
Creative Business Model Development1 day workshop
Ashford, Co. Wicklow
10 September 2018
Early Bird: €85
The workshop will help you to answer all your strategic questions and to define the backbone of your creative business. It helps you to prepare a smart plan for the short, medium and also the long term perspective of your creative business.
Value Proposition Design1 day workshop
15 October 2018
Early Bird: €85
To run any successful business you need a clearly defined VALUE PROPOSITION that explains how your product/service solves your customers’ problem, need or improves their situation. A Value Proposition allows you to define who your customers are and to offer them what they really want. It also helps to secure grant aid or private investment.
Developing Your Creative CareerOnline
Course Cost: €150
Whether you are a graduate, or looking to develop your creative career this course will give you clarity, focus and a roadmap to work from. During the course we will look at your purpose, your niche, your dream job or career position and identify the steps you need to take to reach your goal.
Check out the presentations from our recent EU Funding Workshop!
The Centre for Creative Practices and Creative Entrepreneurs Academy were delighted to present this one-off event on the mechanics and policy behind Creative Europe, Creative Europe Media, Erasmus Plus, Europe for Citizens and Horizon2020 – the EU Funding Programmes available to Creative Businesses, Organisations and Projects.
We Also Run Our Training For:
The Old Milking Parlour
Ballymurrin Lower, Kilbride
Wicklow, Ireland, A67TK64
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