March Webinars – Working with schools & creative business models

Following our series of webinars on capital projects, growing programmes and services and developing new revenue streams, we’re hosting two more events on repayable finance for arts, culture and heritage organisations. This time we’ll be looking at working with schools and the wider education sector, as well as how to develop a sustainable business model with a social purpose.

A Creative Education

Tuesday 16th March 12:30 – 13:30

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Arts & culture can have a transformative impact on young people in an educational setting – from developing skills, to enhancing learning and contributing to wellbeing. Join the Nesta Arts & Culture Finance team as they explore how creative organisations are working with schools – the opportunities they’ve embraced and the challenges they have had to overcome from a business and investment perspective.

The team will be joined by Claire Boulton, Education and Development Director at Pop Up Projects, Samantha Cairns, Co-Director of the Cultural Learning Alliance and Lisa Alberti, CEO and College Lead at Project Inc. to discuss the different ways arts and culture organisations are engaging with schools and the wider education sector, as well as how things have changed and will continue to do so as the UK navigates out of the COVID pandemic.

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Creative Business Models in the New Normal

Wednesday 24th March 12:30 – 13:30 

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What does it mean to be a creative, trading business with a social purpose in the age of Covid-19? Join the Nesta Arts & Culture Finance team as they explore how organisations in their investment portfolio are using repayable finance to develop new business models, grow commercial activity and adapt to a post-covid world.

The team will be joined by organisations with a foot in both the subsidised arts & culture sector and the commercial world Eloise Malone, Creative Director & CEO of Effervescent and Charlie Morrison, Executive Director of Walk the Plank.

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