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

Prosper will deliver impactful business support activities to improve resilience, commercial capacity and investment readiness. Masterclasses, workshops and webinars crafted and delivered by industry experts will cover a range of support areas.

70 creative and cultural organisations have been chosen onto the programme and will be able to access training sessions for free. If you have been chosen as part of the programme, find more information here.

Those not chosen onto the programme can still access Prosper masterclasses, workshops and webinars. These training sessions will take place across England. Subjects include:

  • Knowing and growing your audience
  • The business model canvas
  • Managing change, risk and growth
  • Identifying and monetising your IP

The first six events we will be running will be as follows with more events added over time. 

Webinar: Knowing and Growing your Audience

17 July 2017, Online webinar
Do you want to identify the people that comprise your current and potential customers, audience or Twitter followers? Audience expert Julie Aldridge will equip you with an essential overview of audience development strategy with this 1-hour webinar.

Tickets £15. Free for Prosper organisations*

Masterclass: Mission-driven business modelling

24 July 2017, London
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.

Tickets £200. Free for Prosper organisations*

Workshop: Articulating your vision, mission and values

25 July 2017, Sheffield
Can you clearly articulate the mission of your business? In this 3-hour workshop, organisational development expert, Mairead O'Rourke, will discuss the role of clear vision, mission and values in an organisation.

Tickets £85. Free for Prosper organisations*

Webinar: Create a business plan to get excited about

14 August 2017, Online webinar
This 1-hour webinar led by creative industry expert James West will help you better understand the purpose of business planning and how to get the best from the process, whether its to attract funding, partners or set your course for growth.

Tickets £15. Free for Prosper organisations*

Masterclass: Identifying and monetising your assets and IP

17 August 2017, Bristol
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.

Tickets £200. Free for Prosper organisations*

Workshop: Managing change risk and growth

14 September 2017, Location tbc
‚ÄčIn this 3-hour workshop, business coach Gill Thewlis will cover all you need to know to successfully manage change and growth within your organisation.

Tickets £85. Free for Prosper organisations*

Other events will be announced over the coming weeks and months. Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about new announcements.

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

*Allows access for one individual per organisation, providing sufficient credits. Extra places can be purchased.