Home

Creative Entrepreneurship

Creative entrepreneurs bridge the gap between artists and audiences. Ranging from book publishers to music promoters, from film producers to interactive games developers and much in between, all are key in defining what culture we consume and how we do so. In the changing marketplace they play a vital role in developing innovative business models of production and distribution, highlighting the economic, cultural and often social benefits in doing so. The British Council supports creative entrepreneurs through a range of projects, including the global YCE awards and network.

Featured Casestudies

"The Design Challenge Called Nigeria"

"The Design Challenge Called Nigeria"

Femi Longe, co-founder and Director of Open Living Labs at Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, talks at the Remix Summit, London, about how technology and creativity are driving business offering practical solutions to challenges faced by people living in Nigerian cities.

Read more

How to make theatre dangerous: Felix Barrett

How to make theatre dangerous: Felix Barrett

Felix Barrett is Artistic Director of Punchdrunk. He talks at Remix London about the EXPERIENCE ECONOMY: creating extraordinary moments and stories that get people talking.

Read more

Making Big Ideas Happen: Richard Reed

Making Big Ideas Happen: Richard Reed

Creative entrepreneurs make things happen. And in this multidisciplinary world, the sector they come from is increasingly irrelevant. Richard Reed, founder of Innocent Drinks, spoke at the London Remix Festival in 2013 about Art Everywhere, his mission to transform the UK into the world's biggest art gallery.

Read more

A global network of innovators and pioneers

A global network of innovators and pioneers

The YCE programme handpicks the most exciting creative innovators and brings them together. Our network is diverse and dynamic. Meet some our UK alumni.

Read more

Hacking Moscow

Hacking Moscow

Tom Higham, Executive Producer at FutureEverything, reflects on the experience of running Russia's first art hack as part of our global Culture Shift programme.

Read more

Managing 'Digital' for Creative Lives

Managing 'Digital' for Creative Lives

Jo Morrison, Digital Projects Director at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, shares some of the insights from a digital workshop she facilitated for creative entrepreneurs in Nairobi.

Read more

Training the Trainers with Nesta's CE Toolkit

Training the Trainers with Nesta's CE Toolkit

The Nesta ‘Train the Trainer’ pilot programme trialled in Nigeria in May, led by consultant and trainer, Percy Emmett. Feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive.

Read more

The Lebanese Way: Introduction

The Lebanese Way: Introduction

Sarah Thelwall reports on the challenges and opportunities facing young designers in Lebanon and the circumstances contributing to the surge in fashion and design in the country.

Read more

Snapshots of the Future at Unbox Delhi

Snapshots of the Future at Unbox Delhi

Explore Louise Clements' photo-journal from UnBox for a visual tour of her fellowship, detailing the installation of two dynamic exhibitions with photography collective Blindboys.

Read more

Featured people

Matt Marsh

Matt Marsh

Design, United Kingdom

Matt Marsh has a background in behavioural, sciences & user-centered innovation, and is recognised internationally for his people-shaped(TM) approach to new product and service innovation

Dilys Williams

Dilys Williams

Fashion, United Kingdom

Dilys Williams is a fashion designer, collaborator and creator of Centre for Sustainable Fashion.

Claire Mookerjee

Claire Mookerjee

Architecture/Urban development, United Kingdom

Claire Mookerjee is a designer and urbanist with expertise in innovative people-focused city design solutions.

Claire McAndrew

Claire McAndrew

Architecture/Design/Digital technologies/Urban development, United Kingdom

Claire is interested in the possibilities of design and digital technologies to facilitate connections between people through urban space for transformative effect.

Tatjana Schneider

Tatjana Schneider

Architecture, United Kingdom

Tatjana Schneider is an educator, researcher and author based at the School of Architecture, The University of Sheffield.

More people »