The Creative Enterprise Programme aims to enhance the capability of hub managers and creative industry sector support organisation leads who support the development of the creative industry/ecosystem.

The programme, which is delivered in partnership with NESTA, is a 3-day capacity-building workshop that will support participating organisations to grow their businesses.

This workshop is facilitated in a learn-by-doing approach, where 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.


  • Be available to participate in a 3-day workshop in Kano or Imo
  • Presently function as an owner or manager in a hub or creative sector support organisation 
  • Be located in Kano/Imo or deliver at least 50% of your programme/work in Kano or Imo (evidence will be required if shortlisted)
  • Currently provide (or plan to provide) support to creative entrepreneurs (within the age range of 18-35) in Kano/Imo

How to apply

Click on sections below for details for each location. 


  • Application Deadline: 8 March
  • Programme Date: 16 - 18 March

Apply here


  • Application Deadline: 8 March
  • Programme Date: 23 - 25 March

Apply here

Hubs in this context will mean any community that ‘dynamically brings together a range of diverse talents, disciplines and skills to intensify innovation’. These hubs will be of many different types; they may be makerspaces, incubators, labs, accelerators hackerspaces or studios; essentially any temporary or permanent space where technologists, creative and social entrepreneurs can build communities that share infrastructure, ideas and innovate to grow businesses and build their workforce. A hub could be a physical or virtual place that brings enterprising people together who work in the creative and cultural industries.

Creative Sector Support Organisations in this context will mean organisations which are not hubs but support the development of the creative industry ecosystem as part or all of their function. This could be training institutes, funding organisations, etc.

Creative sectors being considered - advertising and marketing, architecture, crafts, design (areas of design include -exhibition, games, graphic, industrial, interior, landscape, product, textiles, theatre), fashion, film, TV, video, radio and photography, IT, software and computer services, publishing, museums, galleries and libraries, music, performing and visual art.

Please note:

Any selected hub manager and/or sector support organisations lead located outside Kano or Imo state will be responsible for all logistics costs related to their participation on the programme. For instance, travel, feeding and accommodation cost, etc.

The programme will provide lunch on all days of the workshop.

Only applications that meet the set-out criteria above will be considered.

Application Deadline: 8 March 2020,

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