Thu 6 Jun - Mon 23 Sep 2019 at Knowle West Media Centre Studio
Exhibition: 'Ways of working, how to grow a creative business'
This exhibition marks the culmination of Network for Creative Enterprise, a 2.5 year programme that has offered practical support to creative individuals and enterprises, helping them grow into sustainable businesses.
Network for Creative Enterprise (NfCE) invites you to join us in celebrating the West of England's creative talent and explore, look and learn from those on every step of the creative journey, as we suggest alternative Ways of Working.
Reflecting back over 2.5 years, this exhibition marks the culmination of this innovative project to offer practical support to creative individuals and enterprises, helping them grow into sustainable businesses. Encompassing a range of stories Ways of Working explores the fundamental concepts of creativity, sustainability and community, asking what allows a creative business to grow?
“NfCE gave me the added confidence I needed to relocate my business into a larger unit and open my own shop. Access to a business mentor, producer support, a network of other entrepreneurs and workshop space to prototype new ideas gave me the assurance to do it.”
(Beck Prior, Priormade)
We’ll be looking at key milestones from naming your business to hiring your first team member, exploring the highs and lows, from failures to successes, to find out what has helped the Network’s numerous participants move forward. Alongside the how and why, there will be a chance to see, touch and interact with some of the products and prototypes, at various stages of production, bringing those creative ideas to life.
Ways of Working: Creative Business Journeys
7 June - September 2019, Studio, Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol, BS4 1NL
Launch event 6 June (17.00 – 19.00). Please RSVP via Eventbrite.
Network for Creative Enterprise is a creative business support programme working in partnership between the University of the West of England, Watershed, The Guild (Co-working Bath), Spike Island and Knowle West Media Centre. NfCE is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund.