Creative Entrepreneurship Program

Our flagship 5-day program gives you the time and resources to explore the business side of your creative work. The creative sector is constantly changing and business as usual may not be good enough. Funding, copyright, business models, community engagement, branding, technology, and emerging markets and audiences are all central concerns of creators across disciplines and organizational forms.

YOUR IDEAS / TAKING SHAPE

Overview

Our flagship 5-day program gives you the time and resources to explore the business side of your creative work. The creative sector is constantly changing and business as usual may not be good enough. Funding, copyright, business models, community engagement, branding, technology, and emerging markets and audiences are all central concerns of creators across disciplines and organizational forms.

We help you understand the problem you are trying to solve, the insights you bring to the issue, the partners that can support you in moving forward, and the strategy you’ll need to be successful. The Launchpad Creative Entrepreneurship Program draws on the strengths and qualities of creative work to prepare you to implement a new structure to better reflect the world around you.

You won’t be asked to sit down and listen, but rather will engage with ideas, models, experts, and fellow participants to map out your future success and get a head start on a new path.

The focus is on you and the relationships, skills, and knowledge you need to move your ambitions forward. Launchpad Creative Entrepreneurship Program will equip you to make a meaningful difference for your organization, your community and yourself.

WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENT?

* Understanding of how different relationships and activities make up your overall business while keeping your creative practice in the centre

* Identification of who you are trying to serve and their needs

* New insights and solutions using a new toolkit to help you and your team(s) think collaboratively and work on projects together

* Map and plan to generate new revenue and new markets for your work

* Confidence to share your ideas with familiar and unfamiliar audiences

WHO SHOULD REGISTER?

The Creative Entrepreneurship Program is for artists, designers, and creators looking to turn their creative practice into a creative business or for creative business leaders looking to evolve their organization.

Day 1

Who are you? Why are here? Mapping the external terrain. What’s the idea? What value do you create? What’s the insight? How do you fit? Organizing the work and the boundaries.

Day 2

Designing interactions and collaboration. Partnerships. Telling your story. Why do relationships matter?

Day 3

What’s the business model? Observations and interpretations. Being legit. Case studies. Talking about money. The hustle.

Day 4

Insights and implementation. Prototyping and testing assumptions. Other sources of revenue. Business development strategies.

Day 5

Telling your story … again and again. Social media. Industry connects and next steps. Mapping the internal terrain.