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Creative Enterprise Conference 2013

Register here for the Creative Enterprise Conference 2013! The event will take place on Thursday 2nd May at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham, UK.

Speakers include Ruth Leary who will discuss her work on the NESTA funded Happenstance Project and Clayton Shaw of Sampad who will present his experience of developing a sustainable cultural enterprise.

The event is organised in partnership with Enterprise Educators UK and with Digital and Cultural industries consultant, Lara Ratnaraja.

For more information about the event please contact  annette.naudin@bcu.ac.uk or check the conference blog.

Defining Cultural Entrepreneurship

Cultural Entrepreneurship is difficult to define. Are we taking a wide definition of ‘culture’ to include a ‘way of life’ or are we taking about the ‘arts’ or the ‘creative industries’?

Of course, there is no single definition.

In the Guardian’s Secret Entrepreneur series,  there is a debate about whether or not a definition for social enterprise is important. According to the Secret Entrepreneur:

Social enterprise is a melting pot from which anything might emerge. Continue reading Defining Cultural Entrepreneurship

Tunde visits Sampad and takes a creative leap!

When I was first told I was going to interview someone for our Cultural Entrepreneurship blog, my heart skipped, mainly because I had never interviewed anyone before (except you count interviewing your friends about sports and music a real interview). However, the day came and I was totally excited because I had the opportunity to do what I hadn’t done before and it also gave me the opportunity to ‘travel’ and see the other side Birmingham. So I hopped on the bus armed with my phone for recording, my already prepared questions and my pen and paper for writing.

Continue reading Tunde visits Sampad and takes a creative leap!

Collette Waudby – A Cultural Enterprise Case Study

Collette Waudy Ltd started in 1995 as a jewellery designer-maker in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter.Here she talks about her experiences of running a business within the creative industries.

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