Posted on :
10 Feb, 2011
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME CONTAIN?
Creative Enterprise Programme is a project of training, mentoring and networking across the Creative Industries designed to help equip talented creative people with the skills they need to turn their creativity into an income stream.
The programme’s vision is to be Africa’s most respected and effective scheme for developing aspiring creative entrepreneurs.
The creative industry is one of the UK’s success stories. It generates around 7.5% of our GDP, employing close to 2 million people and growing at over double the rate of our wider economy.
We want to affect the lives of many young Africans for the better, and take the most creative and most able on a journey that will radically improve not only their own life prospects, but their ability to act as forces of positive change within their own countries.
The partners that we work with have a vested interest in fostering the next generation of creative producers and consumers across Africa and we are working with them to achieve this.
The benefits that participants on the programme derive vary from being given the first steps in training to fill the skills-gaps that can hold them back, to having increased access to culture and cultural skills (derived through the implementation of new practices, learning and enhanced networks), to opening up opportunities to more effectively or lucratively exploit their creativity.
Not only the participants of the project stand to gain – stakeholders, audiences, clients and customers and potential employees of the participants will benefit from the opportunities that arise as a result of the increased capacity in the sector fostered by the Creative Enterprise Programme.
WHERE WILL THE PROGRAMME TAKE PLACE?
The programme will run in Kano for three weeks from 21 February to 12 March 2011.
Modules to be covered include:
Creativity & Innovation
HOW TO APPLY?
Interested participants are encouraged to download and complete the application form and submit it by 15 February at the latest. Interviews will be held on 17-18 February 2011.
Submissions should be sent by email to: [email protected]
To participate, you must already be a practitioner in any of the following sectors:
Already work in any capacity in any of the below named sectors:
Art and Antique markets
Design (Including Fashion)
Film, Video and Photography
Software, computer games and electronic publishing
Music and the Visual and Performing Arts
Be aged between 18 and 35 (candidates outside the age range who meet other criteria may be considered and are encouraged to apply)
Have a passion for your sector
Have evidence of leadership capabilities in your sector
Have evidence of originality of ideas
Have English language skills to IELTS 6 – ‘competent user’ or above
The cost of the training to the British Council per participant is N182, 500 per participant. The British Council will however, provide part-scholarships for the course worth N142, 500. Selected participants will therefore be required to pay a fee of N40, 000.
Selected participants will be required to pay in full before the commencement of the programme. Payment should be made at the British Council Office in Kano.
Click here to learn more: http://www.britishcouncil.org/africa-vacancies.htm