To grow the impact of their projects, creative entrepreneurs need to develop skills that address both the economic & social success and the wellbeing of their businesses initiatives. This process his e-course aims to support you in overcoming the challenges of balancing your creative process and the current needs for innovation and collaboration in ”traditional” companies and environments.
This course will hep you if:
This e-course (Intellectual Output 2) was developed during the Circle, an initiative co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the National Agency and Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
How much are you, as a creative, aware of the role you have? Do you have the know-how and abilities to activate processes that could have an important social impact through culture? In this course, we will explore just that - how can your efforts be potentiated so that your community - and your projects - thrive.
Here are some terms you will learn in this course!
Artistic or creative interventions are actions involving people, practices, or products from the world of the arts entering the world of (non-art-based) organizations. In recent years, they have become an interesting tactic supporting new ways of seeing and doing things in organizations, regardless of their profile. Also known as arts-based initiatives, creative interventions “bring people, processes, and products from the world of arts into the workplace” (Berthoin Antal 2009).
In the last twenty years, through the artistic interventions, the world of art and business has extended its interactions beyond the simple philanthropic activities of sponsorship, promotion, and public relations, to explore forms of involvement oriented toward learning.
Wherever they are used, creative interventions have an incredible potential to stimulate processes of self-reflection, wellbeing and hence development as well as improvement of social, personal, and professional skills.
This exercise will introduce a tool to reflect upon your strengths, weaknesses, as well as the opportunities and threats that you face as a creative entrepreneur: the SWOT matrix. Write down your answers to the following questions and consider all issues from your own perspective as well as from the point of view of the people around you. Do not be modest or shy, but be as objective as you can as knowing and using your strengths can make you happier and more fulfilled at work.
Why is an entrepreneurial mindset an intrinsic characteristic of successful creative entrepreneurs?
This quick self-assessment test will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses related to the entrepreneurial skills identified within the EntreComp framework.
If you want to plan a creative intervention, for example, what are the skills you might need?
Why are vision and goal setting important managerial skills? Because having clarity in these areas means that objectives will be met in a coherent, smooth process.
Have you used the Creative Project Canvas before? Let's see how to make the best of it!
This article will introduce the strategies behind the ability to identify and set specific, measurable, realistic, and time-bound goals to plan a feasible entrepreneurial project with the relevant activity template.
It's practice time! Build your first Creative Project Canvas! Don't forget to experiment and explore your options while using it.
Have you ever self-assessed your informal entrepreneurial skills? Give it a try using this worksheet.
It’s time to present your Creative Project Canvas! In this article will learn some strategies and steps on how to explain yo others the value you aim to create through your projects.
Let's see what are some key skills and strategies to present your project (including verbal/non-verbal communication skills, active listening, time management).
Why are they important?
One well-known tool that allows you to use your time effectively and efficiently and avoid spending too much time doing unnecessary or unimportant tasks is the Time Management Matrix, which helps you prioritize your tasks and activities in a very clear way.
How do you ask for feedback so that you get the information that actually helps you? Here are some useful strategies and basic steps of the process.
By now, you have learned a lot about your creative, personal, and professional development. It's time to assess your growth: stop and reflect on your professional and entrepreneurial skills and find out what are your strongest points, as well as the aspects that need further improvements.
Where do you begin when developing a sales & marketing strategy?