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Supporting Artists and Cultural Organizations in developing Entrepreneurial Skills
Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The artistic and cultural sector is growing all over Europe. This trend is stronger in countries with a long tradition (like UK) where the impact on GDP and jobs is considerable, weaker in other areas of Europe that still need policies and ecosystem to foster the growth of the sector.What is visible all around Europe is the need, for the operators of the sectors, particularly arts/culture, to develop business models and entrepreneurial skills to make their activities and organizations sustainable and economically viable in the mid and long term. The economic crisis had an impact on the contribution of the public sector to the financing of creative and cultural activities and organizations. The majority of the operators were strongly relying on these contributions to sustain their activities and with the cuts now have to become able to structure themselves as real enterprises, searching for clients, investors and other source of financing. Starting from these considerations the project wants to support artists and cultural organizations/professionals to:- Develop/improve entrepreneurial skills - Structure/reshape business models of the organizations- Get support from mentors - Get support from peers facing similar issues in the countries involved sharing best practices and solutions To do so the project wants to transfer and adapt a methodology used to support new entrepreneurs or those already managing a company called “The Enterprise Circle”. Through the development of tailored methodologies, tools and processes the partnership will train European artists from Spain, Italy, Hungary, Greece and UK in developing their entrepreneurial competences and in connecting through a process of continuous learning based on face to face events and online sessions on the Social Learning Platform of the project.The partnership is composed of representatives of the sector, intermediary organizations, target group directly involved in the proposal covering Europe from Spain to Poland, from UK to Italy ensuring the right mix of competences (entrepreneurship education expertise and artists and cultural representatives), of previous EU cooperation experience and geographic representation.The project will therefore impact, with its training offer, on a sector demanding for specific entrepreneurial skills, ensuring the implementation of EU 2020 principles and Entrepreneurship fo All initiatives.
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