Creative Enterprise Ukraine
Local creative businesses define the future. We aim to support them in Ukraine –— to help their owners switch from creative mode to creative entrepreneur mode. We believe that the more businesspeople know how to work with business models and strategies, the better for Ukrainian economy.
Creative Enterprise is a training programme to help creative entrepreneurs put their business on the rails. You will define the mission and vision of the business, create a consumer profile, draft a business plan, think of the marketing activities and learn how to manage finances. Ukrainian professional facilitators and the Creative Enterprise toolkit designed to meet the needs of creative entrepreneurs will help you with mastering all of that.
We open calls for Creative Enterprise twice a year. Calls for opportunities are open to the programme’s alumni twice a year. Follow this page or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when your call opens.
This is for a next level business
Transform creativity into a sustainable business. Our professional facilitator will assist you in testing ideas, coming up with a business model and deciding on how to develop the enterprise further. A structured business will bring profit and investment.
This is for even more opportunities after the programme
Entrepreneurship brings new challenges every day, so we support participants even after the training. Discuss the most troubling issues with experts in express consultations, work out the next steps for your business in strategic sessions, get the benefit of business mentoring, and consult other entrepreneurs in project groups. When feeling lost, apply for one of these opportunities.
This is for making new contacts that face the same challenges
The other participants are also developing creative enterprises in Ukraine and understand your pain. They are the 20 new friends that will give you advice, support you, share your experience, and offer to work with you. Keep in touch after the programme in our Facebook group for the creative enterprise alumni community.
This is for beginners in creative business
This training will be advantageous for those starting the creative enterprise, whether you have the idea only or you have been working on your business for a while. We welcome professionals working in architecture, publishing and literature, visual arts and photography, design, film, music, performing arts, TV and radio, fashion, crafts, advertising and marketing, museums, galleries and libraries, creative hubs, IT, digital media, and gaming.
This is for bettering your business no matter the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic caused Creative Enterprise Ukraine to go online. Though there are no in-person events, the programme is still full of practical information, expert advice and communication with fellow entrepreneurs.
This is for you!
We are all over Ukraine
Stories of success
- Warmth born in the mountains: how the Gushka woollen goods workshop was founded
- “To retreat from your principles means to lose”: Olena Afanasieva on how to continue creating projects, even if your city is under occupation
- “We felt as if we were not in prison, but rather in a normal life”: why education is important for women in places of detention