Creative Enterprise training

Ghana Design Network 

Our research into the next generation of young people in SSA and the UK tells us that people want:

• Capital to start-up creative businesses of their own

• Business skills training, and peer to peer mentorship opportunities

• Spaces to talk, share concerns, and support each other

We respond to this by offering individuals and organisations training in business and digital skills, networking events, access to new markets, connections to resources and financial opportunities through the Creative Enterprise Programme, Creative Hustle, West Africa Creative Enterprise Support Programme and Lagos filmLAB.

Click on the sections below for more information about the different programme activities and look out for the call for applications.


The Creative Enterprise Support Programme (Music) is a music business training and incubation programme for aspiring music entrepreneurs and future business stakeholders for the Nigerian music industry.

We are excited to announce the launch of the Creative Enterprise Support Programme (Music) for 2021, which will be delivered by the Music Business Academy for Africa and Music Ally.

Click here for application requirements and procedures


Creative Hustle is a seminar-style event that offers young people aged 18 - 35 the opportunity to gain awareness of the breadth of artistic and non-artistic livelihood opportunities available across creative sector value chains.

Click here for content from past events 


Adapted from iFeatures, a premier UK filmmaking programme driving the development of low-budget high-quality debut features and realising the talent of the next generation of filmmakers. Our aim is to produce the most outstanding, daring and distinctive storytellers in Lagos, by giving them the tools and the support to experiment, develop their voice, and create contemporary films that speak to a world audience.  Lagos filmLAB is a partnership between the British Council, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and delivered by Creative England and Biola Alabi Media

Lagos filmLAB offers a unique opportunity to explore and realise your vision. Selected teams will take part in an intensive, exploratory Lab programme, which will include dedicated support, access to industry and networks, as well as mentoring and high-level training with established industry professionals. The programme will focus on a dedicated period of development for 12 projects and teams, with each receiving bespoke support as they work towards market engagement.



Multiplier Lab seeks to strengthen intermediaries (creative/cultural hubs and sector support organisations) in West Africa, enhance their capacity to engage, connect and collaborate with their peers in other parts of West Africa and the UK. Through the project, participating organisations will learn to better position for opportunities such as potential collaborations, partnerships, and create connections both in West Africa and the UK, with the aim to scale their organisations and better support their communities.

Applications are temporarily closed. You can view the application criteria here


The West Africa Creative Enterprise Support Programme is an extension of our Creative Hubs Programme which was first launched in 2017 to upskill young and emerging creative entrepreneurs towards the development of successful businesses which create job opportunities and prosperity in respective countries. We will do this through training, mentoring, coaching, internships opportunities, etc.