Through our European Union funded partnership programme Creative Futures implemented by British Council, Goethe-Institut and iceaddis, we shall be working with the Creative Industry at four levels:

 

For those at the early stages of their careers we will provide Creative Hustles, training and networking platforms in order to support them develop their capacity and their network within the sector. 

  •  In order to facilitate collaborations, innovation, learning and networking twice over the programme we will hold Innovation Month sessions throughout the city.

 

To help artists take a more business-like approach to the management of their talent, we will provide: 

  •  A Business and Marketing 8 weeks training with follow up clinics sessions where practitioners can get support overcome challenges they face in the application of their learning.
  •  Events Management 8 weeks training focussing on event management and promotion. Once the training has been completed, attendees will be able to apply for €350 of funding towards the production of their own event. 

 

Through our International Networking programme for those we are more experienced in this sector, we will conduct workshops across the photography, film, gaming and design and fashion sectors to help identify specific areas for potential development and international engagement. The workshops will also help to identify key sector practitioners with the potential not only to develop their own career, but also to develop the sector more widely in Ethiopia. 5 individuals will be paired with international partners from Africa and Europe and together they will set up a long-term project aimed at creating more international opportunities for the respective sectors. 

 

Through a series of Business Breakfast meetings with talks we will support the sector engaging business leaders and Diaspora and develop longer term engagement spaces for sustainability of the arts sector.  

 

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