One of the major issues that Wirkers (our nickname for African Creatives) struggle with is positioning themselves and their art to gain global attention and renown in addition to monetary rewards commensurate to their skill.
The British Council understands the difficulties faced by young African entrepreneurs and has designed a series of free, easy to access courses themed on the creative economy and social enterprise sectors.
Creative and social enterprises are important means both of offering livelihoods to marginalised communities but also as means to improving communities.
Through its Creative Enterprise E-Learning programme, the British Council will equip young aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs with the skills they need to grow their businesses, contribute to the economic development of the continent and inspire their communities.
The British Council enables connections, exchange and opportunities between Africa and the UK; contributes to greater inclusion in African societies; contributes to economic development, innovation and employability; and enables the UK to have strong and enduring networks with future leaders and influencers.
Why You Should Apply
Through our Creative Economy E-learning Programme, you will be able to enter into a funnel of sustained support which includes mentoring, coaching, incubation and acceleration to help you develop your ideas and take your business to the next level of growth.
The programme (which is expected to commence in September) is comprised of three e-learning modules:
- Creative Entrepreneurship
- Social Impact through Entrepreneurship
- Creative Economy Policy