The Greenhouse Enterprise Programme is a business support programme delivered in partnership with BIMM Institute, designed to provide training, coaching, and funding for entrepreneurial projects within the music industry by students from underrepresented groups.
This programme is aimed at enterprising BIMM Institute students and alumni who have fantastic business ideas who will benefit from a programme of development to help them realise their business potential. The programme is open to students from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities; as well as students from lower-income backgrounds and areas of low participation in Higher Education; students with disabilities; care-leavers; and mature students.
In June 2021, the programme supported 20 students, with another round of applications opening in March 2021.
What kind of support is being offered?
Students on the programme will take part in the Creative Business Essentials course, written and provided by Remi Harris, an award-winning trainer and Creative United business advisor. The course covers all the essential elements new entrepreneurs will need to know – from registering a business and building awareness to contracts, business bank accounts, taxes, collaborations, and values.
Following the course, the students will be matched with another Creative United business advisor for an exclusive one-to-one coaching session. They will help students implement what they learned on Remi’s course and put it into action – creating a plan for their business and getting it into the market.
Funding with BIMM Institute
All entrepreneurs who complete the Greenhouse Enterprise Programme will receive funding from a fund BIMM has created, allocated by a panel of industry experts. The experts will be convened by Creative United and drawn from the world of funding and investment for the creative sector – all well-known names across the creative industries.
Interested in the programme?
For more information about the Greenhouse Enterprise Programme, head to the BIMM Institute website below.