Creative Futures Entrepreneurship Programme

Creative Futures is a new business support programme from UAL, for young creatives & entrepreneurs 18-25 residents in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth.

The 12 month programme has 7 modules of workshops to choose from, guest speakers, individual support from experts in your sector, and a chance to pitch your idea at a UAL Demo Day. You’ll join the existing network of entrepreneurs in South London, Camberwell College of Arts and be one of the first access our new incubator space in Greencoat Studios on Peckham Road later this year.

Whether you are a creative person with an idea, or someone with an established early-stage business Creative Futures has loads of FREE enterprise support available. From fashion labels, theatre companies, tech platforms, gaming studios to creative agencies, whatever your brand of creativity – they want to hear from you. You don’t need to have gone to uni, or to have studied a creative subject, to sign up.

There is an introduction Q&A webinar to meet us & find out more:

  • Monday 21 February, 12-1pm
  • Monday 21 February, 5-6pm

Creative Futures kicks off with Module 1: What kind of entrepreneur am I? on either 8 or 21 March, and from there you can pick and choose which of this year’s modules and sessions are right for you. You can learn more about
past participants of the incubator here.

The programme will take place across different workspaces in South London, including Camberwell College of Arts, Greencoat Studios in Southwark and the Fabric Floor in Lambeth’s International House.

Participants will have the opportunity to pitch, receive feedback and get profiled on our channels. Whether they have an idea that they are working on, or have already set up an early-stage business, Creative Futures is designed to be flexible to fit around their individual goals.

Get access to:

  • A free programme of business support

  • Bespoke modular training with different themes

  • Sector experts and specialists

  • Guest talks from diverse founders and creatives

  • Workshops and mentoring

  • Personal development and networking

  • Creative workspace and an online community

  • Designed on a learn-by-doing approach – founders will complete workshops and self-directed activities with their specific business in the focus.

Whether it’s focussing on building a brand, diversifying income streams, balancing schedules with a 9-5, getting to grips with business planning, legal structures or budgets, Creative Futures is a space for young creatives to connect around shared experiences and challenges to grow as a supportive peer network.

Applications are OPEN on an on-going basis. Creative Futures is particularly interested in hearing from underrepresented groups in the creative industries, which include:

  • Women
  • People identifying as non-binary
  • People from lower income backgrounds
  • People from Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic backgrounds
  • Neurodivergent and disabled people

Find out more here or email to APPLY NOW! Deadline is Friday 4th March 2022.

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