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New International Exchange with British Council

by Team FK Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Creative Skills Enterprise – 5 days of sharing and learning best practices in Kenya’s creative economy

The new international exchange offers insight into alternative finance and business models to develop more funding solutions for creative businesses in the UK.

Creative Skills Enterprise is a brand new international partnership supported by the British Council—bringing together unique opportunities in creative finance, with a 5-day exchange event commencing on 29th February in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

UK-based Creative United—together with Kenyan multi-disciplinary arts collaborative, The Nest and supporters of East African creative businesses, theHEVA Fund—are the driving force behind the exchange.

Creative Industry Finance (British Council)

Creative Industry Finance (British Council)

Joined by UK-based Blank Inside, a design company that focuses on colourful illustration, and Waffle Design, a soft furnishings company business, the delegation will meet with Kenyan creative businesses that have been supported by the HEVA Fund, delivering workshops on business planning, growth strategy and brand development.

Respected business advisors Remi Harris and Stuart Balmerworking with Creative United’s Creative Industry Finance’ Programme Manager, Genevieve Pace and Head of Business Lending Programmes, Sarah Thirtlewill contribute more than 35 years of experience in the creative sector, offering insights into growing a successful creative enterprise.

Creative United’s Sarah Thirtle says, From our first conversations with the HEVA Fund we knew that we shared ambitions to foster the growth of creative enterprise and promote its importance for artistic development, as well as for local and national economies. This fantastic opportunity enables us to build international partnerships and open up new horizons for Creative United.”

(This article was taken from the British Council, for more information click here)


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