Start Your Business in the Creative Industries: Free 12-week Skills Bootcamp

Are you a creative looking to turn your passion into a thriving business venture? Aesthetica, in collaboration with York St John University and the Growth Hub, is launching the Creative Business Skills Bootcamp. The bootcamp is a comprehensive training programme aimed at supporting individuals in launching, sustaining, and growing a business in the creative industries.

Unlocking Potential in a UNESCO City of Media Arts

York is one of 25 cities in the world with a UNESCO City of Media Arts status. In light of this, the Creative Business Skills Bootcamp aims to inspire more businesses to take root in the region, fostering job creation, talent cultivation, and skills development.

What to Expect

This 12-week evening course is crafted to empower creatives in developing their business. Best of all, it’s entirely free to attend! Participants will delve into a series of workshops and masterclasses tailored specifically for start-ups. All attendees will also receive an exclusive offer of 12 months free rent at the York St John University Enterprise Centre. This will provide invaluable support during that critical first year of business.

Who Should Apply

This workshop is tailor made to those launching a business in:

  • architecture
  • film
  • fine art
  • gaming
  • XR
  • textiles
  • fashion

Key Topics Covered

Participants can expect to dive deep into essential topics including:

  • marketing
  • developing income streams
  • legal considerations
  • business planning
  • growth strategies

Meet Our Speakers

Get inspired by industry pioneers including:

  • Pablo Ettinger (Founder of Café Nero)
  • Edward Twiddy (Founder of Atom Bank)
  • Helen Marriage (CEO of Artichoke)
  • Cherie Federico (Aesthetica)
  • Kit Monkman (Viridian FX)

Application Details

The deadline for applications is May 26, 2024, and the course kicks off on June 11, 2024. The commitment is five hours per week, with sessions held exclusively in the evenings.

Apply now and embark on an enriching journey towards success in the vibrant landscape of the creative industries.

For more information and to apply, visit creativeskillsacademy.org

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Start Your Business in the Creative Industries: Free 12-week Skills Bootcamp

Are you a creative looking to turn your passion into a thriving business venture? Aesthetica, in collaboration with York St John University and the Growth Hub, is launching the Creative Business Skills Bootcamp. The bootcamp is a comprehensive training programme aimed at supporting individuals in launching, sustaining, and growing a business in the creative industries.