Coming to Ballaghaderreen in mid January 2017, IGNITE CREATIVE will see 10 potential creative entrepreneurs immersed in a new entrepreneurship programme specifically developed for creatives. Thanks to the Ballaghaderreen community, Roscommon Leader Partnerhsip, Local Enterprise Office Roscommon and Momentum, a new cohort of creative entrepreneurs will benefit from:
- A multi-faceted learning experience to set up a creative business.
- Ignite combines expert led workshops, mentoring and study visit
- Avail of FREE collaborative working space for 6 months in Ballaghaderreen – a place where creative and commercial magic can happen
- Avail of a small bursary fund to help you showcase your new creative business
Interested in setting up a new creative business in the area of craft, design, fashion, IT – software & computer services, architecture, the performing arts, advertising & P.R., publishing or the many new forms of media? Ignite creative entrepreneurs is now open for applications from across our region in Ireland – apply before the deadline of 4th January 2017 by following this link:Apply for your FREE place now
DETAILED PROGRAMME SCHEDULE & KEY DATES
All training takes place in the Ignite Creative Pod, Ballaghaderreen (unless otherwise stated)
Module 1 – Creating possibilities: Why a creative career?
Date – Monday 16/01/17 (am)
Is a creative career for you? Realising your talents and making your creativity pay.
Spotlight on creative, self- employed mind sets
Difference between a creative brain vs a business brain
Emerging trends in creative entrepreneurship
Making your creativity pay
Developing your creative business
Creative Entrepreneur success factors
Module 2 – Different Business Models and Emerging Trends
Date – Monday 16/01/17 (pm)
Exploring the Freelancer Economy
Time to embrace a Slash Career. What this means for you today?
New platforms for pairing talent
Looking at models of best practice
Specialist Design & Creativity summits essential for learning & Networking
Guest speaker – wellbeing, fear of failure and balance in your new creative business
Module 3 – Your Creative Business Strategy: Getting Started
Date Tuesday 17/01/17
The nuts and bolts of running a creative business
Definitions of a business – working out where you fit
Business structures – which one is for you, investing in mattering- the essentials of good business practice
Business planning – How does this work?
Intellectual Property – protecting your work
Making the most of business mentoring
Guest speaker – local creative entrepreneur
Module 4 – Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs
Date Monday 30/01/17
Marketing at the heart of your business approach
How to build a brand with impact on a shoestring
Your online presence
Effective promotion tools – on and off line and social media marketing
Module 5 – Accessing Resources – Financing and supports available
Date Tuesday 31/01/17
Demystify funding opportunities /Connect you to the right opportunities
Loans & grants available to creatives
Creative sector specific funding
Heard about crowdfunding? Crowd funding platforms
The Application process – Increase your chances of success
Guest speakers – Meet your local funders (LEO Roscommon, Roscommon LEADER Partnership), Department of Social Protection
Module 6 – Co-working: How do we work? Creative Clusters/ Creative Hubs
Date Monday 6/02/17
Co working is a great way to work. What does this mean for you?
Why do we work. Who do we work for? Exploring the advantages of co working.
Learning from Creative Hubs – models of best practice from Ireland, UK, Poland & Sweden
Creative Clustering: Case Studies – Creative Clusters Global/Local
Makerspaces/Hackerspaces/ Future Trends – opportunities for you
Module 7 – Creative Collaborations, Communities & Connection – Why collaborate and how?
Date Monday 6/02/17
Connection between community & belonging from a creative perspective
How we think of creative collaboration today. Reference to the past.
New methodologies for creative collaborations & success tools.
Collaboration and Connection. What does this mean for you?
CASE STUDIES of creative collectives
Collaboration and sharing through use of technology