Meet the cohort

We are excited to announce the 70 organisations and individuals across the arts, museums and libraries that will benefit from free business support through our Prosper programme.

This cohort includes cutting-edge artists, innovative library services, enterprising museums and much-loved arts organisations. Having received over 250 high-calibre applications, the selection process of choosing only 70 was a difficult one and we’d like to thank all those who applied.

Prosper was designed and launched by Creative United with funding from Arts Council England,  Access – the Foundation for Social Investment and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University and the Arts Marketing Association. It will enable those in the cohort to grow and develop into more resilient organisations, better able to attract income from a variety of sources as well as pursue their creative and social missions.

Over the next 9 months, the cohort will work with a specialist business advisor to tackle areas such as strengthening business plans, empowering their teams with innovation and enterprise skills, identifying new business models and understanding the value of their own assets and intellectual property (IP). They will also have the choice of participating in a range of masterclasses, workshops and webinars designed for all levels – from CEO to project assistants, shop floor workers to trustees.

For those not part of the programme, our masterclasses, workshops and webinars are available to book onto.

In the coming months, we’ll be posting updates from the cohort where you can get to know the organisations and hear about their experience on the programme.

View the 70 participating organisations

64 Million Artists, AΦE, Antlers Gallery, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Library Services), Burnley Youth Theatre, Cambridge Live, Candoco Dance Company, Clowns Without Borders, Coney, Creative Arts East, Creative Future, Creativity Works, Criterion Theatre Company, Culture&, DaDaFest, darts (Doncaster Community Arts), Derby Museums, Exeter Phoenix Ltd, Festival of Thrift, FRONTLINEdance ltd, Gateshead Council, Libraries, Geese Theatre Company, Greenwich Dance, Jasmine Illustration, Jazz re:freshed Limited, Kala Sangam, Kings Theatre, Kirklees Theatre Trust, The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, Live Theatre Winchester Trust: Theatre Royal Winchester and Hat Fair, London Borough of Hammersmith and, Fulham (Libraries and Archives), Luke Emery Productions, Meadow Arts, Metal Culture Ltd, Midd, Modern Art Oxford, Museum of Army Flying, New Brewery Arts, New Writing North, NYMAZ, One Latin Culture Ltd, Philharmonia Orchestra, Photographic Archive Miners CIC, Photoworks, Poet in the City, Polly Tisdall Sole Trader, Polysemic Ltd, Red Herring Productions, Rhythmix, Ripon Museum Trust, Ruth Singer, Salford Community Leisure, Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust, SoCo Music Project, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Somerset County Council/Somerset Libraries, Soul Labels, Spike Island Artspace Ltd, Stellar Projects and Events LLP, Studio Peascod, The Architecture Centre, The Farmland Museum, The Mill Arts Centre, The Wardrobe Ensemble, Turned On Its Head CIC, tutti frutti productions, UK Young Artists, Vane, Virtual Migrants and Wild Rumpus CIC

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