British Council 2018 Creative Enterprise Programme for young Entrepreneurs from East Africa

Creative Enterprise Programme – East Africa

Application Deadline: 1 April 2018.

Join other creative entrepreneurs for an interactive workshop session in Kampala, Uganda.

In May 2018, the British Council in partnership with Nesta (the UK’s innovation foundation) will deliver the Creative Enterprise Programme again to East Africa.

British Council is looking for creative entrepreneurs from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda to attend this four-day training in Kampala, Uganda.

The Creative Enterprise Programme is designed to support entrepreneurs who are already in the process of setting up their own creative enterprise. The workshop content and activities are relevant to people whose businesses are up-and-running and those who are in the very early stages.

It’s suitable for people just starting out and for people who have been running a business for a long time, to take a fresh look at their business using new methods.


All participants of the CEP must:

  • be a creative business, working in the relevant creative industry (fashion and literature)
  • have an already established enterprise, or be in the later stages of developing an idea. This is typically a business no more than two years old, but can be a more established business wishing to pause and consider their model through the CEP lens
  • be willing to share their knowledge and experience with the group in an open, supportive peer lead learning environment
  • come prepared to work on their business/idea, to progress through the programme, considering peer feedback, to strengthen their proposition
  • be open to supporting your fellow participants in developing their idea through providing constructive feedback when appropriate
  • be available for the full duration of the programme.

The CEP is a four-day practical workshop that equips creative entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. Expert facilitators, as well as local market specialists, will provide face-to-face support to help entrepreneurs explore business ideas, develop their business proposition, and create a business model that suits their hopes and motivations.

This interactive programme brings Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit to life, and uses a mixture of practical exercises and activities that have been designed specifically for the programme.

Through the four days, participants explore key ways to:

  • understand the building blocks that describe and will shape their business opportunity
  • identify and better understand customers, and explore how the business will function and grow
  • visualise the main components of the business and bring together the key elements of a business plan.


The CEP builds on the Creative Enterprise Toolkit in a supportive peer-to-peer learning context. A Nesta workshop facilitator and creative business expert, who brings a wealth of experience, presents the content and offers participants advice and guidance for getting their products and services to market. Through interactive exercises and activities, participants will gain a better understanding of how to develop their business.


The programme is led by creative business experts and skilled facilitators who specialise in design thinking, business and innovation. Alongside this expert, each workshop features live case studies from the region, where local entrepreneurs discuss their experience of running a creative enterprise in the local region, and guest experts who can highlight specific local issues – for example around tax or legal matters.

Please note:
There are 25 spaces available for the training, apportioned as below;

Fashion Literature
Ethiopia – 4
Kenya – 4
Rwanda – 4
South Sudan – 2
Sudan – 4
Tanzania – 3
Uganda – 4
Ethiopia – 3
Kenya – 4
Rwanda – 4
South Sudan – 2
Sudan – 4
Tanzania – 4
Uganda – 4


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council 2018 Creative Enterprise Programme



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