Entrepreneurship Training Programme for Creatives

Ashford: 27 – 29 July 2018

Early Bird: €200
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!

General Information
  • Ashford: 27 – 29 July 2018
  • Duration: 2.5 Days
  • Price: Full – €300
  • Early Bird – €200 – till 31 October

Training dates & times:

Friday 10 Nov 2017 – 6 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 11 Nov 2017 – 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Sunday 12 Nov 2017 – 9.30 am – 5.30 pm

The programme is 100% attendance, the number of participants is limited to 10

Programme & Timetable


 18.00 – 18.45 pm Introduction to the Programme and other participants
18.45 – 19.00 Short break
 19.00 – 20.30 pm You and your professional goals  Your why, your mission statement, your tagline



 9.30 am – 11.00 am  The Formula For Success  (Why, What, How, Who)
11.00 am – 11.15 am Short break
11.15 am – 13.00 pm  Your Unique Value Propositions
13.00 pm – 14.00 pm Lunch
 14.00 – 15.30 pm  Target Market & Customer Segments
 15.30 – 15.45 pm  Short break
 15.45 pm – 17.15 pm  Marketing & Route to Market



9.30 am – 11.00 am Developing your business model – business model canvas
11.00 am – 11.15 am Short break
 11.15 am – 13.00 pm Developing your business model – finishing and presentation
13.00 pm – 14.00 pm Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 pm Your vision for the future 
15.30 – 15.45 pm SMART Goals and Your Growth Metrics
 15.45 pm – 17.15 pm Financial Health and available supports


The Tutors & Speakers

The Tutors & Speakers

Monika Sapielak

Co-Founder of the Creative and Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy

Entrepreneur and Innovator with 25 years of work experience as CEO, Manager, Cultural Leader, Mentor & Educator.

Regular guest speaker and lecturer at conferences, in higher education institutions and for the media in Europe and in Ireland. Monika’s recent talks include University Business Forum, in Oct’16 in San Sebastian; Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, University of Pecs, Hungary, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology.

Monika’s mentoring and coaching expertise includes Start-up support,  Business Strategy, Value Proposition and USP, Stakeholders Relationships, Fundraising, EU Funding – grant writing and grant applications’ review, Audience  & Customers’ base development, Market research.

Recipient of the Merit to Polish Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as well as Main Awardee of the Arthur Guinness Fund.

Ian Oliver

Head of Creative Entrepreneurship, Creative and Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy

Ian has over 15 years’ senior management and entrepreneurial experience in the Arts, creative and technology Sectors and 4 years’ experience working with Local Government, Local Enterprise Offices, Local Arts Offices, Arts Organisations and Venues, Universities, Businesses and Community Groups throughout Ireland, auditing and engaging the artistic and creative community within specific geographic regions.

Currently Ian is working on advising and designing sustainable projects that utilise art and creativity as the main driver to effect sustainable economic and social change.  He also teaches and mentors artistic and creative entrepreneurship training to adult learners and undergraduate students.

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Find Us

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

Monday–Friday: 10:00AM–6:00PM

tel: +353(0)858895499
email: jo@creativeentrepreneurs.ie

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