Deadline Extended: Emerge Creative Enterprise

Supporting young people with creative business start-ups

Posted: July 11th, 2017

The Mighty Creatives is thrilled to be launching a new talent development programme.

Emerge Creative Enterprise is an RBS Skills and Opportunities Funded programme which is FREE and open to young people aged 16-25 in 2017-18. This is our first call of four open to young people who are interested in developing their own creative enterprise and who are looking for expert support and advise to get started.

Emerge Creative Enterprise offers free advice, training and information to individual freelancers, sole traders and micro businesses looking to turn a creative talent into a business in the creative industries.

Our support comprises of the following start up support offer:

  • Starter for 24: 2-day creative business training programme
  • 1 on 1: up to 16 hours one to one time with an adviser
  • Skills Drop: drop in and thematic skills development workshops
  • The Network: Access to peer support community across the region

The Mighty Creatives is determined to find new, innovative approaches to support young, emerging creative talent (16 -25). This programme aims to translate this interest and talent, sometimes stimulated by our social action and festival programmes, into a pathway to the fastest growing sector in our economy, worth over £80bn which, alone, accounts for 150,000 jobs in the East Midlands.

We want to support brilliant, young creative talent so that they can develop a business in the creative industries sector.

The deadline for applications is now Monday 5 p.m. August 14th.

If you are interested in applying, please read this guidance which provides more details on the programme and the application process.


If you wish to apply, please complete this form.

About The Mighty Creatives

The Mighty Creatives is a charity that believe access to play, creativity and culture is vital, significantly affecting how children and young people do at school, their health and their life chances. We believe creative talent is everywhere but are concerned that opportunities to be creative are not. We exist to change this. We create opportunities to be creative and connect the partners that provide them. Our aims are to:

  • create equitable access to an outstanding cultural education.
  • create equitable access to choices and pathways into creative employment
  • connect and develop the region’s cultural education sector and support the region’s economy to provide both.

So, at The Mighty Creatives, we secure and manage investment, promote and support quality practice and collective impact, build partnerships & collaborations, provide training and resources and manage programmes of community based projects.



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