Creative Enterprise Programme

The Creative Enterprise Programme 2019 for East Africa

In June 2019, the British Council in partnership with Nesta (the UK’s innovation Foundation) will deliver the Creative Enterprise Programme again to East Africa.

The Creative Enterprise Programme

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.

  • The Creative Enterprise Programme will deliver a four-day workshop in Khartoum, Sudan from 24 – 27 June 2019, focusing on the following creative entrepreneur categories – graphic designers, visual artists, painters, mural designers, illustrators, fine arts and comic artists. 
  • The Creative Enterprise Programme will also deliver a four-day workshop in Kampala, Uganda from 05 – 08 August  2019, focusing on the following creative entrepreneur categories, performing artists, dancers, actors, fashion designers, and filmmakers.  

This programme is available for creative entrepreneurs from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda to attend the programme in Sudan or Uganda.


All participants of the Creative Enterprise Programme must:

  • Be a creative business, working in the relevant creative industry – fiction and nonfiction writers, editors, publishers, journalists, screenwriters, scriptwriters, illustrators, graphic novelists, comic artists, playwrights, bloggers, and poets
  • 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 fellow participants in developing their idea by providing constructive feedback when appropriate 
  • Be available for the full duration of the programme.

How to Apply

Click here to Apply for Sudan Programme

Deadline: 31 May 2019

Click here to Apply for Uganda Programme

Deadline: 06 June 2019

Wherever possible, the British Council aims to make their programmes and services accessible to all interested applicants. Please them know if you have any special access needs and they shall do their best to help.


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