We have partnered with innovation agency Nesta in the UK, disseminating their creative business training methodology in more than 20 countries worldwide, helping creative entrepreneurs acquire the knowledge and the skills to strengthen their businesses and/or transform an idea into a sustainable enterprise. In Ukraine the Programme was launched in 2015 under the brand name Creative Enterprise Ukraine. Since 2019 it became a part of EU-funded House of Europe Programme. 

The core element of the programme is a four-day training. It allows participants to explore their existing businesses or business ideas from the point of finances, customers and development potential. The training is based around Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit. Training sessions are delivered by Nesta accredited Ukrainian-based facilitators.  

By September 2019, the British Council Ukraine has delivered 24 training sessions for 505 emerging entrepreneurs in nine cities across the country. All of them represent cultural and creative industries of Ukraine. Learn more here

Creative Enterprise Ukraine training participants can access other two elements of the programme – post-training support for projects and alumni network.  

Who is the Creative Enterprise Ukraine for? 

  • Entrepreneurs with existing business in the following sectors: advertising and marketing, architecture, crafts, creative hubs, design (product, graphic, interior, etc.), IT, digital media and gaming, fashion, film, TV and radio, performing arts, publishing and literature, museums, galleries and libraries, music, visual arts and photography. 
  • People with a business idea in one of the above-mentioned sectors wishing to turn it into a sustainable enterprise. 

Preference is given to participants with up to two years of experience in business. 

How can I join? 

At the moment the registration for Creative Enterprise Ukraine training sessions in December 2019 in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Dnipro is closed.  

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