FPEI together with Arts Council Malta have developed a series of trainings sessions and mentorship sessions for Creatives and Cultural Managers to enhance their entrepreneurial mindset.
The project will assist Creatives and artists to explore how they can combine their amazing creative talents with techniques from the business world to make their initiatives more sustainable. This will help them explore alternatives to raise finances, manage their funds and increase revenue streams to reduce their dependency on grants.
The series comprises six weekly sessions of two hours each from 15:00 – 17:00 starting on Thursday, 13th May until Thursday, 17 June, with a seventh session the following week on the 24th June, which will focus on the sustainability of the business model, both from an environmental and financial perspective. The series will be conducted on Zoom.
The sessions will be paired and will focus on planning and strategy, sales and marketing, and finance. The sessions will be delivered by one or two lecturers from either the academic sector or the creative workforce sector, and will include a fireside chat ‘case study’ from entrepreneurs who have successfully launched their creative business to talk about their experience.
Following the sessions, participants will have the opportunity to be assigned a relevant mentor who will guide and support them in their entrepreneurial initiative.
This web series was developed based on the replies received to a survey conducted at the beginning of this year by FPEI. A considerable number of people who operate within the creative industry participated in the survey taking advantage of the platform given to express their needs and requests.
FPEI is supported by Arts Council Malta