Online Creative and Artistic CPD and Entrepreneurship Training Programme

Need Help With Your Creative Business - Are a freelancer or SME working in the creative sector? Do you need help with your business? Then we'd like introduce you to our new Online Creative and Artistic CPD and Entrepreneurship Training Programme

Online Creative and Artistic CPD & Entrepreneurship Training

Are a freelancer or SME working in the creative sector?  Do you need help with building a strategy for your business? 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.

From running our Creative Entrepreneurship Programme over the last 3 years I totally understand that having access to the right information and training are critical, but the most important fact is that this information and training are focused on topics and issues that really affect you as a creative.

So, I’d like introduce you to our new online Creative Entrepreneurship courses.

The courses focuses on starting, growing and sustaining your creative business – planning the strategy for development, growth and the necessary steps you can take to build a sustainable career.  This all takes place in an inspiring, creative and relaxed online environment!

We will spend really exciting time together online working on our Creative Business Model Canvas – the visual alternative to the boring business plan which we have developed and based on the business model canvas developed by Alex Osterwalder and the Lean Business Canvas developed by Ash Maurya.

We will answer the 4 questions that every creative business needs to answer: Why – What – How – Who; We will look at your vision for the future and the value propositions that you are basing your creative business around but critically we will ask, who are you? why you do what you do, your motivation and much more…

The delivery will be online but what’s different is that we will be there to work in partnership with all of the participants.  We will create outcomes together that we are both responsible for and we will be on-hand to help you via group and one-to-one online meetings, email support, webinars and mentoring.

The initial courses run over the 4 weeks with a group workshop once per week for 2 hours, a 1 hour group Hangout once per week for any group questions / feedback you might have and a 1 hour one-to-one online session with us each week.  So all in all you will get a minimum of 4 hours working with us per week plus a lot of videos, workbooks and assignments to complete each week that will really move your creative business forward.

The course works just was well for individuals as well as companies, however, because of the nature of the course we can only take 5 people at a time on the journey with us at this stage.  The price of the course will be €150 per person so if more than one person from your organisation would like to take part then you can.

P.S. One final thing: I know that for most people it is a large sum of money to hand over to someone you only know online.  So to find out more about us then please see a brief run-down of what we have done in 2016.  I know that feeling secure and safe in the knowledge that you have made a wise investment is crucial and so we want to make sure you know you are in safe and experienced hands.

The Creative and Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy

We started in 2013 the Creative Entrepreneurs Academy as part of the Centre for Creative Practices. Since then the Creative and Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy has provided training / mentoring and strategy consulting to over 1000 individuals and organisations.

in 2016 we held training programmes in Dublin, Wicklow, Shannon, Dun Laoghaire as well as travelling throughout Europe with it to work with festivals and conferences in UK, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Denmark and Hungary. It amazes us every time the enthusiasm, engagement and clarity the programme generates with participants, who even after the long and demanding weekend come out inspired and ready to embrace their creative dreams.

We have been invited to give presentations by the European Commission, the Slovak Government, Intertrade Ireland and fine art and music departments in the University of Pécs, DIT, University of the Basque Country and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn.

In November we were invited to represent Ireland at the Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen to showcase ArtConnected our online platform that matches Creative Talent with Opportunities.

We have been asked to participate in discussions to help form governmental policy and also European policy on Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship.  We have worked with a number of Local Enterprise Offices throughout Ireland such as our good friends in Wicklow, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire & Rathdown, Clare, Leitrim and Donegal as well as with the South Eastern Creative Corridor Project and the Shannon Venue development project.

We are working closely wth a number of institutions on including creative entrepreneurship into higher and further educational teaching of creative disciplines; building the Creative Entrepreneurs Academy; developing Irelands first incubator and accelerator programme dedicated to the creative industries and working on a new and updated model of the Business Model Canvas that is specific for the creative sector.

We have met some incredible people doing some incredible things and hopefully the work we have done with them on the entrepreneurial side of their creative business will give them the living conditions they are looking for.  We have also worked with educational institutions on helping graduates and post graduates to look at building sustainable careers through working in the creative sector.

And finally we have spent more time on airplanes going in odd directions than we can both remember for a long time, like having breakfast in Bratislava, lunch in Madrid and Dinner in Dublin or arriving in Pécs at 4.30am having travelled through the night from Copenhagen to give a presentation that same day!!

A busy and exciting 2017 awaits us all in the Creative and Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy, one that we are looking forward to and on continuing the journey we have been on so far.

The Team

Monika Sapielak

CEO ArtConnected & Founder of the Creative and Artistic Entrepreneurs Academy

Award-winning Artistic Director, Curator, Arts Manager, Producer, Social Entrepreneur and CEO with 25 years of work experience in the Arts.
Special interests include: Interculturalism, Participatory Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts Programmes, Transnational Artistic Programmes and Collaborations, Artistic Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Arts Sector.
Strongly dedicated to developing and presenting artistic programmes that are inclusive, socially engaged, supporting integration of migrant, experimental and emerging artists as well increasing participation of disadvantaged members of society.

Ian Oliver

Head of Artistic & 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.

Online Creative and Artistic CPD & Entrepreneurship Training

Upcoming Training Programmes

Online Courses For Creative Entrepreneurs

Building a Strategy For Your Creative Business

April 2017
€150
Online

The courses focuses on starting, growing and sustaining your creative business – planning the strategy for development, growth and the necessary steps you can take to build a sustainable career.  This all takes place in an inspiring, creative and relaxed online environment!

We will spend really exciting time together online between the 1 and 30 April 2017 working on our Creative Business Model Canvas – the visual alternative to the boring business plan which we have developed and based on the business model canvas developed by Alex Osterwalder and the Lean Business Canvas developed by Ash Maurya.

We will answer the 4 questions that every creative business needs to answer: Why – What – How – Who; We will look at your vision for the future and the value propositions that you are basing your creative business around but critically we will ask, who are you? why you do what you do, your motivation and much more…

The delivery will be online but what's different is that we will be there to work in partnership with all of the participants.  We will create outcomes together that we are both responsible for and we will be on-hand to help you via group and one-to-one online meetings, email support, webinars and mentoring. We will run the course over the 4 weeks with a group workshop once per week for 2 hours, a 1 hour group Hangout once per week for any group questions / feedback you might have and a 1 hour one-to-one online session with us each week.  So all in all you will get a minimum of 4 hours working with us per week plus a lot of videos, workbooks and assignments to complete each week that will really move your creative business forward.

The course works just was well for individuals as well as companies, however, because of the nature of the course we can only take 5 people at a time on the journey with us at this stage.  The price of the course will be €150 per person so if more than one person from your organisation would like to take part then you can.

We will also close the registration of interest on Friday, 24 March 2017 at 11.59pm GMT.

Online Courses For Creative Entrepreneurs

Developing Your Creative Career

May 2017
€150
Online

The courses focuses on developing your creative career. It will look at understanding your purpose and passion; identifying your niche and looking at tools to help you refine your niche; as well as looking at what your dream job or career position is; we will look at the resources you have and the runway time against capacity; the steps you need to implement in order to reach your goal and the connections and people you need who can help you get to where you want.

We will be planning the strategy for development, growth and the necessary steps you can take to build a sustainable career.  This all takes place in an inspiring, creative and relaxed online environment!

We will spend really exciting time together online between the 1 and 31 May 2017 working on our Creative Career Canvas.

We will answer the 4 questions that every creative business needs to answer: Why – What – How – Who; We will look at your vision for the future and the value propositions that you are basing your creative business around but critically we will ask, who are you? why you do what you do, your motivation and much more…

The delivery will be online but what's different is that we will be there to work in partnership with all of the participants.  We will create outcomes together that we are both responsible for and we will be on-hand to help you via group and one-to-one online meetings, email support, webinars and mentoring. We will run the course over the 4 weeks with a group workshop once per week for 2 hours, a 1 hour group Hangout once per week for any group questions / feedback you might have and a 1 hour one-to-one online session with us each week.  So all in all you will get a minimum of 4 hours working with us per week plus a lot of videos, workbooks and assignments to complete each week that will really move your creative business forward.

The course works just was well for individuals as well as companies, however, because of the nature of the course we can only take 5 people at a time on the journey with us at this stage.  The price of the course will be €150 per person so if more than one person from your organisation would like to take part then you can.

We will also close the registration of interest on 24 April 2017 at 11.59pm GMT.