Emerging Practices in Entrepreneurship Education for Creatives 2007
Published in 2007 the ‘Emerging Practices’ research supplements the ‘Creating Entrepreneurship’. Sally Kellet's research study was undertaken whilst based at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Sally, the founder of ‘Creative Warriors’, an innovative resource in creative enterprise education, provided an online resource of start up stories for enterprise educators and encouraged learner engagement through sharing enterprise knowledge within a network of Creative Tribes.
Each of the eleven case studies included in Sally's research provides a distinct model for delivering entrepreneurship education to art, design and media students in higher education.
The report includes a description of key programmes delivered by support agencies including the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA),
Creative Pioneer Programme, the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship’s (NCGE), Flying Start Programme and Manchester Acme’s Creative Advantage Programme.
The Swansea Institute of Higher Education case study describes a professional studies programme for artists and designers entitled “Marketing and Self Promotion” and has two core modules developed through research and alumni contributions. In addition to ‘Creative Warriors’ there are two further pilot projects based at UCLAN:‘Headspace’ and ‘White Space’, both of which use ICT tools to help students learn about creative business. Based at Manchester City Art College, The ‘Virtual Company’ is a programme to manage and deliver focused work-experience opportunities,innovative training, education solutions, and business incubation. The report and all the associated case studies are downloadable in PDF format below:
More information on Headspace can be found at: www.myheadspace.org
Photo top: Courtesy of Manchester City College 'Virtual Bus'
Photo above: Courtesy of Daniel Bell, Manchester Metropolitan University