The Famous Grouse Ideas Centre Creative Accelerator programme is open for applications. The project will give you the tools and the time to work on and grow your creative business. It’s suitable for creatives at any point in their business journey. For new businesses, it’s twelve weeks of intensive enterprise education that will result in you having a stronger idea of how you can commercialise your creative practice. Existing businesses will gain from a fresh injection of energy and focus, as well as a suite of new business tools and contacts that will help with business growth.
Illustrator Anna Kelso, who has experienced the programme, said: ” The biggest takeaway for me was the confidence that the Creative Accelerator helped to nurture within me. This was probably from spending time with other creatives and ‘scary business people’ and feeling validated from their feedback. However, I think confidence is also a natural side effect of learning to communicate more effectively my work, aesthetic style, vision and strategies. There is a danger within my industry of becoming very insular, only ever dealing with other creatives (art directors and other illustrators) so being challenged to communicate with non-creatives on a consistent basis has been really helpful.”
In the programme, you will cover business modelling, growth mindset, marketing, reaching your customers, presentation skills, cash flow, financial forecasting, strategy and loads more.
Dates: 16th September to 11th December
Format: Monday and Wednesday 9.30 to 4.30
Location: AK Bell Library, Perth (5 min walk from the train station)
Applications are now open for September 2019 intake. Apply here.
If you have any questions, please just get in touch with Creative Accelerator Manager Lynne. She’s happy to email, phone, or catch up in person. Whatever works for you!