Entrepreneurship for Creatives

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. 

October 2021 Sessions

Following the successful course organised in May/June earlier this year, the Foundation for the Promotion of Entrepreneurial Initiatives (FPEI), supported by the Arts Council Malta, is once again running its course ‘Entrepreneurship for Creatives’, a complimentary web series targeted at people within the creative industry looking to learn more about the entrepreneurial side of the creative industry.

The sessions will follow a strategic path starting off with ideation and closing with event management, delving into the topics of marketing, finance, internationalisation and others throughout the course. The sessions will be delivered by lecturers from either the academic sector or speakers from the creative workforce sector.


May/June 2021 Sessions

The series comprises six weekly sessions with a seventh session that 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.


After the Sessions

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.