Creative United are thrilled to announce the cohort of 70 organisations and individuals across the arts, museums and libraries which will benefit from free business support through its Prosper programme. This cohort includes cutting edge artists, innovative library services, enterprising museums and much-loved arts organisations. Having received over 250 high-calibre applications, the selection process of choosing only 70 was a difficult one and thanks is extended to all those who applied.  

Prosper was designed and launched by Creative United with funding from Arts Council England,  Access – the Foundation for Social Investment and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University and the Arts Marketing Association. It will enable those in the cohort to grow and develop into more resilient organisations, better able to attract income from a variety of sources as well as pursue their creative and social missions.   

Over the next 9 months the cohort will work with a specialist business advisor to tackle areas such as strengthening business plans, empowering their teams with innovation and enterprise skills, identifying new business models and understanding the value of their own assets and intellectual property (IP). They will also have the choice of participating in a range of masterclasses, workshops and webinars designed for all levels – from CEO to project assistants, shop floor workers to trustees.

For those not part of the programme, our masterclasses, workshops and webinars are available to book onto. Find out details of our training events and book your place.

See the full list of the participating 70 organisations.

In the coming months Creative United be posting updates from the cohort where you can get to know the organisations and hear about their experience on the programme. 

Read the full press release.