Prosper

Creative United's business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries. 

Prosper has been designed to deliver impactful business support activities to improve resilience, commercial capacity and investment readiness.

Our upcoming masterclasses, workshops and webinars have been developed by industry experts. The sessions will cover a range of support areas and places are available to book for all events.

Following an open call for applications earlier this year, 70 creative and cultural organisations were chosen to participate in the programme for free. 

Anyone can book Prosper masterclasses, workshops and webinars. These training sessions will take place across England. More details below.

Workshop: Gearing up for growth

1:00pm – 4:00pm, Wed 1 November 2017, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge
£85 (plus VAT) or free for Prosper organisations*
In this 3-hour workshop, business coach Gill Thewlis will cover all you need to know to successfully manage change and growth within your organisation.
Book this workshop.

Webinar: Community and the potential of the crowd

12 noon - 1pm, Mon 20 November 2017, Online webinar
£12.50 (plus VAT) or free for Prosper organisations*
During this one-hour webinar, Julia Payne will run through the key things that you need to build an effective community engagement strategy. This can help you to build and mobilise the different communities you work with to help you achieve great things.
Book this webinar.

Masterclass: Identifying and monetising your assets and IP

9:45am - 5pm, Wed 22 November 2017, Digital Media Centre, Barnsley
£200 (plus VAT) or free to Prosper organisations*
If you've identified, or want to identify, commercial opportunities within your organisation, gain the knowledge and skills needed to seize on these at this one-day masterclass.
Book your place on the masterclass today.

Webinar: Understanding your USP

12:00 noon-1pm, Mon 4 December 2017, Online
£12.50 (plus VAT) or free for Prosper organisations*
This 1 hour lunchtime webinar will help you identify and use your USP - your Unique Selling Point - so you can strengthen and improve your marketing and business outcomes. 
Book your place on this webinar now.

Webinar: The funding and finance mix

12:00 noon-1pm, Mon 15 January 2018, Online
£12.50 (plus VAT) or free for Prosper organisations*
Led by certificated Business Mentor Remi Harris, this interactive session will look a range of opportunities including loans, grants, donations, sponsorship and blend funding. 
Book a place on the webinar.

Workshop: Articulating your vision, mission and values

1:00pm – 4:00pm, Tuesday 16th January 2018, Mitchell Arts Centre, Stoke-on-Trent
£85 (plus VAT) or free for Prosper organisations*
In this 3 hour workshop, organisational development expert Mairead O'Rourke will discuss the role of clear vision, mission and values in an organisation. 
Book your place on the workshop.

Masterclass: Mission-driven business modelling

9:45am-5:00pm, Tuesday 23rd January 2018, Derby Museum and Art Gallery
£200 (plus VAT) or free to Prosper organisations*
Learn how to use the business model canvas to design, assess and improve your business plan. By the end of the day you will have a complete, mission-driven business model, which you can share, adapt and begin to implement throughout your organisation.
Book your place on the masterclass now.

Webinar: Creating a culture of innovation

12:00 noon - 1pm, Mon 5 February 2018, Online
£12.50 (plus VAT) or free for Prosper organisations*
More details to follow
Book a place on this webinar.

Masterclass: Identifying and monetising your assets and IP

9:45am - 5pm, Wed 7 February 2018, Somerset House, London
£200 (plus VAT) or free to Prosper organisations*
If you've identified, or want to identify, commercial opportunities within your organisation, gain the knowledge and skills needed to seize on these at this one-day masterclass.
Book your place on the masterclass today.

Webinar: Marketing for sales

12 noon - 1pm, Mon 5 March 2018, Online
£12.50 (plus VAT) or free for Prosper organisations*
Book a place on this webinar.

Workshop: Gearing up for growth

1:00pm – 4:00pm, Wed 7 March 2018, The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton
£85 (plus VAT) or free for Prosper organisations*
In this 3-hour workshop, business coach Gill Thewlis will cover all you need to know to successfully manage change and growth within your organisation.
Book this workshop.

*Allows access for one individual per organisation, providing sufficient credits. Extra places can be purchased, talk to your advisor for more details. 

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Information for the Prosper cohort available here.