We team creativity and entrepreneurship for impact and profitability!

We specialise in entrepreneurial training and provide business support for Cultural and Creative Professionals, Businesses and Organisations. 

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.

Our Services:

Entrepreneurial Training


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.

Coaching & Mentoring


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. 

Accessing Funding


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.

Upcoming Events:

Funding Opportunities for Creative SMEs, Organisations and Projects available through Creative Europe, Creative Europe Media, Erasmus Plus (Adult Education), Europe for Citizens & Horizon2020.

Centre for Creative Practices and Creative Entrepreneurs Academy are 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.

During this half-day seminar, you will get an overview how to find the relevant funding opportunities, what support services are available, hear about examples of funded projects and get an overview of the EU funding programmes most relevant to your business or project.


Creative Entrepreneurs Summer Camp

Ashford: 14 - 16 October 2017

Early Bird: €200
Standard: €275

This 2.5-day Creative Entrepreneurs Training Bootcamp has been especially designed for Creative Professionals who want to increase sustainability and impact by setting up, running or further developing their own creative business.

Covering all aspects critical to sustaining a successful creative enterprise from developing a business model, understanding and articulating their competitive advantage and unique selling points, defining their value proposition, identifying their long term business goals and many more, participants will build a practical and comprehensive business development strategy that will provide a blueprint for their future success.

Participants can expect a dynamic and productive individualised training, experience based learning, a lot of feedback and group interaction with a small group of likeminded creative entrepreneurs always happy to help.


Developing Your Creative Career

September 2017
November 2017

Early Bird: €150
Standard: €250

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.

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Value Proposition Design

1 day workshop
Cork: 18 September 2017
Galway: 9 October 2017
Belfast: 27 November 2017

Early Bird: €85
Standard: €125

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.

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Creative Business Model Development

1 day workshop
Belfast: 25 September 2017
Dublin: 23 October 2017
Cork: 13 November 2017

Early Bird: €85
Standard: €125

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.

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We Also Run Our Training For:

Find Us

The Old Milking Parlour
Ballymurrin Lower, Kilbride
Wicklow, Ireland, A67TK64

Monday–Friday: 10:00AM–6:00PM

tel: +353(0)866084020
email: jo@creativeentrepreneurs.ie

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