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The British Council Creative Entrepreneurs - new category in Hospital 100

Published on Tuesday, 17th September 2013
The British Council invites innovators working in the creative sector to apply for the British Council-supported Creative Entrepreneur category

The British Council invites innovators working in any of the below categories* to apply for the British Council-supported Creative Entrepreneur category.  We are looking for people who are shaking up the creative industries and who represent the changing/new face(s) of UK culture today.

The British Council category recognises the new entrepreneurs (or “intrapreneurs” – those innovating within organisations) who make the UK creative economy so exciting in 2013.  We’re looking for the people testing new economic and social models and people whose ideas are shaping our creative future - and who see the value of international connections and inspiration.

The British Council have a strong track record in identifying new creative innovators, who then join our global network of experts.  Our UK network includes talent such as Sam Conniff (Livity), Anna Higgs (Film 4.0), Alex Fleetwood (Hide and Seek), Ruth Daniel (Unconvention), Nikhil Shah (Mixcloud)  and Ian Hogarth (Songkick).

We are inviting applications for this category and will select ten Creative Entrepreneurs, who will be included in the hospital 100.  These ten will then be invited to a separate interview, and three of them will be sent on a unique week-long overseas trip of a lifetime to meet other innovators working in creative industries in some of the fastest growing markets in the world. 

The winning three will travel to one of the following countries - Russia, Brazil, Vietnam, Nigeria or South Africa – to meet industry peers and to develop deeper understanding of exciting new trends.  The British Council will develop the programme and cover the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence while on the foreign trip.

All ten Creative Entrepreneurs selected will be invited to join the British Council’s global network of Creative Entrepreneurs, a curated group of exciting leading global innovators.

If you’d like to be part of it, please visit http://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org for more information and an application form. 

*Categories are:

  • advertising marketing & pr
  • art&design
  • broadcast
  • fashion
  • film
  • gaming
  • music
  • publishing& writing
  • theatre & performance