In its first year, the programme will deliver 5-day trainings in 4 cities: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv and Odessa. Each workshop will be delivered by a Nesta-accredited trainer and a representative of PwC, and will be delivered in partnership with a local hub/co-working space.
After the trainings, participants will get the chance to bid for small development grants (we will award 20 grants of up to UAH 15,000 each) and in-kind support (training, mentoring, membership) from their local hubs/co-working spaces.
The trainings are targeted to people working across the creative and cultural industries: publishing, design, fashion design, music, theatre/dance, film/tv, videogames and digital media, visual arts, advertising and communications, architecture.
- Participants can be either established entrepreneurs wishing to develop their businesses or people at a pre-trading stage, with a creative idea which they wish to turn into a solid business.
- Participants need to be 18+ years and speak either Ukrainian or Russian (translation from English will be provided).
Trainings will run as follow:
Kyiv: 23-27 November, 2015 (Chasopys)
Kharkiv: 30 November – 4 December, 2015 (Spalah)
Lviv: 1-5 February, 2016 (Pawillion)
Odessa: 8-12 February, 2016 (Impact Hub Odessa)
Participants from other areas within Ukraine can of course take part in the programme: please apply to the nearest city and bear in mind you’ll have to cover transport and accommodation during the training. We’re aiming to deliver the trainings in more cities next year.
Download the application form here. Applications can be written in English, Ukrainian or Russian. If successful, you will be contacted by a member of our team with further information on the programme. The training is free of charge but there’ll be a small charge to cover for materials and lunch (300 UAH).
Applications need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before the following dates:
Kyiv and Kharkiv: applications will open on Thursday 17 September, 2015 until Sunday 18 October, 2015 (23:59 Ukraine time).
Lviv and Odessa: applications will open on Monday 26 October, 2015 until Sunday 6 December, 2015 (23:59 Ukraine time).