We team creativity and entrepreneurship for impact and profitability!


We specialise in entrepreneurial training 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.

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.




Planning and working out the backbone of your creative business is often make or brake and will save you mountains of frustration and disappointment.
Looking for practical business training for your staff then look no further than our transformative in-house entrepreneurial and business capacity building training.  We can deliver tailored intensive training programmes to 1 day workshops based solely on a dedicated sector or business. We have worked with many creative and cultural organisations in Ireland, UK, Poland and Hungary and academic institutions in Ireland, UK and Hungary.
Are you a freelancer or SME working in the creative sector?  Do you need help with building a strategy for your business or your creative career but you don’t have the time to dedicate to attend training courses then we have the perfect solution for you with the Creative and Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy online courses. These are tutor led online courses giving you the same feel as attending a physical course but in an online environment.

Upcoming Events:

Creative Entrepreneurs Intensive Bootcamp

Cork:12 - 14 May 2017
Dublin: 30 June - 2 July 2017
Belfast: 29 Sept - 1 Oct 2017
Galway: 17 - 19 November 2017

Early Bird: €200
Standard: €300

Our Creative Entrepreneurs Intensive Bootcamp for Cultural and Creative Professionals, Businesses and Organisations combines a number of elements from specialised courses and combines them into a complete strategy and development bootcamp. Here we will focus on developing your creative practice, giving it structure and a plan to work from? Together with you we will (re)define where you are right now and where you want to be. Working with you to formulate your goals and the steps to you need to take.

Developing Your Creative Career

May 2017
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
Dublin: 29 May 2017
Cork: 18 September 2017
Galway: 9 October 2017
Belfast: 27 November 2017

Early Bird: €85
Standard: €125

What is the value that yougive? What makes you uniquein your field? Identifying thesecan be the difference betweensuccess and failure for yourcreative business. In this oneday workshop we will scope out your value propositions and your purpose allowing you to plan more effecienltyfor success.

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Creative Business Model Development

1 day workshop
Galway: 17 July 2017
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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The Team

Monika Sapielak


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

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.

Co-Founder of the Creative Entrepreneurs Academy that provides tailiored entreprenerial training and coaching to individuals and companies working in the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Founder & CEO of ArtConnected – a SaaS that matches Creative Opportunities with Talent.

Co-founder and CEO of Centre for Creative Practices focused on integrating, promoting and mentoring migrant, experimental and emerging artists. Curator of its yearly flagship event called New Voices of Ireland Series.

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, Univesity College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology.

Monika’s mentoring and coaching expertise includes Start-up support, Business Strategy, Value Proporsition and USP; Stakeholders Relationships; Fundraising; Audience  & Customers’ base development; Market reaseach.

As a seasoned and dedicated fundriser Monika supports creative organisations, projects and individuals in accessing local and EU funding.

Ian Oliver

Head of Artistic & Creative Entrepreneurship

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.

Ian's experience includes developing and implementing business / career / marketing strategies, marketing, business development, digital media, digital content creation, communications, project management, developing business, marketing and digital media strategies and implementation, project development, management and budgeting, resource management, team development and cohesion, training and training distribution methods for clients, staff and stakeholders.

Ian regularly gives papers on Artistic & Creative Entrepreneurship including:

  • What is Creative Entrepreneurship, Trans National Creative Exchange, Solent University Southampton, October 2015
  • The Role of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Developing Talent and Opportunities, Slovak Government as part of their EU Presidency, Bratislava, September 2016;
  • Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts, 20th Anniversary Conference, University of Pécs, Hungary, November 2016;
  • Developing a Creative Model Canvas, 3E Conference, Cork, May 2017.


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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)866084020
email: jo@creativeentrepreneurs.ie

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