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.

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 at 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*
During this one-hour webinar, we will explore ways to develop strategies and capabilities to embed within your organisation’s culture. We will also provide you with some practical tools and frameworks which you can use to identify opportunities for innovation. 
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*
More info soon...
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.