Creative United are thrilled to launch Prosper- the new, Arts Council England-funded business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries.

Prosper will offer the opportunity for arts and cultural organisations, companies or individual entrepreneurs in England to participate in nine months of free, dynamic and impactful business support activities to improve resilience, commercial capacity or investment readiness.

If you are looking for expert business advice, this could be your opportunity to benefit from business support in the form of 1-to-1 advice, masterclasses, workshops, webinars and meetups.

To find out more about the aims of the programme, eligibility and how it will work read our Prosper guidelines.

We’ll also be running a series of breakfast briefing events across England where you can learn more about Prosper and hear from programme partners. RSVP via the links below. 

To find out more about Prosper's research into business support provision in England and Scotland, read our news story here.

Applying to join the programme
Prosper will be open for applications from Monday 27th March 2017. The deadline for applications will be Wednesday 31st May 2017. 

To be eligible for the Prosper business support programme, candidates must be based in England and operate in the creative or cultural sectors. If you are a museum you must be fully accredited or if you are a library you must be publicly funded.

Join us at our regional events
To launch the programme, Creative United will be running a series of free morning briefing events across England and we welcome anyone who would like to find out more to attend.

London, The Foundling Museum
Monday 27th March - 9:45am-11:00am RSVP here

Hull, Northern Academy of Performing Arts 
Wednesday 29th March - 8:45am - 10:00am  RSVP here

Norwich, Writers' Centre 
Friday 31st March - 9:45am-11:00am RSVP here

Coventry, TechnoCentre
Monday 3rd April - 9:45am-11:00am RSVP here

Liverpool, Play Space
Thursday 6th April - 9:45am-11:00am RSVP here

Southampton, City Art Gallery 
Tuesday 11th April - 9:45am-11:00am RSVP here

Newcastle, Arts Centre
Thursday 13th April - 9:45am-11:00am RSVP here

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

A full press release on Prosper and programme partners can be found here: Prosper press release