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.


THEME: Creating jobs and improving livelihoods through the Creative Industry

The seminar was a  1-day programme featuring presentations, panel talks and open forums. It’s an opportunity to network with stakeholders and creative entrepreneurs in Owerri and its environs and interact with the government and government agencies to gain more knowledge of the creative industry, discuss ways to improve employability and increase the impact of creative enterprises that enhance decent livelihood opportunities for young people in the south-east of Nigeria. This held on 21 August 2019.



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 event dates and registration. 


The Creative Enterprise Programme delivered in partnership with NESTA is a five-day capacity-building workshop that supports entrepreneurs to establish and grow their businesses.
This workshop is a learn-by-doing approach - participants complete the workshop exercises with their business in focus. There are interactive exercises, peer-led activities, guest speakers and time for reflection, all curated for a positive learning environment.
The Creative Enterprise Programme is designed for entrepreneurs in the creative industry such as advertising and marketing; architecture; crafts; creative hubs; design (product, graphic, interior etc); digital media and gaming; fashion; film, TV and radio; performing arts; publishing and literature; museums, galleries and libraries; music; and visual arts and photography with businesses in the very early stages (0-2 years) who;
  • Have launched
  •  Are in the process of launching
  •  Have a very well-developed business idea and are about to launch.

See training dates below and look out for the call for applications. 

26 - 30 August 2019 Kano 
21 - 25 October 2019 Kano
11 - 15 November 2019 Owerri
18 - 22 November 2019 Kano

 Click here for event dates and registration. 



The West Africa Creative Enterprise Support Programme is an extension of our Creative Hubs Programme which was first launched in 2017, which aims 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.   



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.

To apply for the current application round visit Lagos filmLAB Open Call


Theme: Exploring Viable Careers Pathways in Fashion

 Date: 23 November

 Venue: Tahir Guest Palace, No. 4 Ibrahim Natsungue Road, off Ahmadu Bello way, Kano. 

Register here