Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and D’Oyly Carte Trust, The Young Arts Entrepreneurs (YAE) is now in its third and final year. This innovative programme provides opportunities to young and emerging artists from across Leicester and Leicestershire to help design and lead their own community arts projects and launch their own businesses. As well as support, training and mentoring, We offer up to £1,500 to run each successful project.
Each year, We look for young people aged 16 – 25 years who are resident in Leicestershire to take part in the project, actively seeking young people and communities who can most benefit from this opportunity. Applicants are invited to pitch their ideas via a ‘Dragons’ Den’-style presentation to determine who can demonstrate a skill and talent, is ready to lead projects and to make a real difference in their chosen community. Any form of live art is considered.
The YAE participants are challenged and developed through intensive business skills training and a Mentors Scheme, which complement their arts projects to ensure they have a viable, high quality business model and product.They are supported by local companies through a yearlong programme in three phases covering practical business skills such as leadership and management, finance, press and marketing, problem solving and entrepreneurship. The YAEs will also complete the Institute of Leadership and Management qualification in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
If you would like more information about YAE or would like to apply please contact Tim Ford on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Three Phases of the training programme:
Phase 1: Training and Project Set Up
This includes the boot camp, business sessions, branding, accounting, social media and online presence, licensing and templates.
Phase 2: Creative content and direction
This phase will include the tailored workshops for leadership and direction. You will be trying and testing your work along with research and also creating elements of your project. This will also be when the drop in sessions start.
Phase 3: Delivery, Performances and Evaluation.
This will be final phase of showcasing work, delivering finished workshops, sharing events within communities and showcase day for industry and funders in August at Curve.
So far Curve has supported 20 projects managed by 24 young people covering a variety of art forms, including drama, movement and dance, comedy, gospel arts, beat-boxing, rapping and visual arts. Project areas included creative movement sessions for the over 55s; trans-racial adoption; sexual health; transition from primary to secondary school; dyslexia and mental health, spoken word projects with young people, monthly music platform events for young people, street dance workshops and three new theatre companies.
We look forward to celebrating the success of our Young Arts Entrepreneurs with you.
Pro Active Resolutions supporting arts entrepreneurs in Leicestershire
Pro Active Resolutions is delighted to be supporters of the Curve Young Arts Entrepreneurs scheme (YAE), as providing business advice and support to creative businesses forms a core part of our work.
Creative and arts based clients have been one of our specialities since our launch in 1995, and since then we have helped scores of people turn their artistic talent into a sustainable business.
What makes Pro Active Resolutions special is that we understand the specific needs of arts based clients and offer tailored accountancy and management services, as well as arts focussed business training programmes, to help them achieve business as well as artistic success.
Acting as a “business friend” we aim to let arts entrepreneurs focus on the creative outputs of their business, keeping the administration and trading decisions as straightforward and easy to manage as possible.
For more information about Pro Active Resolutions and the services we offer arts based organisations visit our web site www.proactiveresolutions.com
Citizen598 is a Creative Arts organisation that primarily uses live performance and film to tell stories. Working with a range of clients and on a wide variety of projects, Citizen598 explores exciting ways for people of all ages and backgrounds to be involved in the creative process of making performance or film. The work has involved workshops, short films, documentaries, youth theatre and partnerships with schools, universities and museums. Director Nathan Human has enjoyed the challenge of Curve's Young Arts Entrepreneurs Programme: "The exciting aspect of the YAE project is to not only assist young people in improving their existing skills but to also help them identify the business and career opportunities they can possibly aspire to. Some of the ideas, skill and passion we've seen is certainly encouraging, not just for this programme but also for arts provision for the Communities of Leicester. The fact the programme is led by the dedicated staff at a renowned venue such as Curve, can also help to inspire those who have taken this opportunity."