LICA411 Cultural Entrepreneurship is taught as part of MA Contemporary Arts (Practice pathway only).
An introduction to entrepreneurship in the arts and Creative Industries, including business planning, fundraising, accounting, organisational structures, trading status, tax, Public Liability, health and safety, race equality action planning, equal opportunities, the Disability Discrimination Act, contracts and licensing law.
A range of case studies, including visiting lectures, to illustrate the means by which art practices may be structured, funded and sustained, including the many networks and support agencies through which practice may be developed.
A series of practical exercises around formulating a mission statement, an organisational structure and a set of organisational aims and objectives.
A series of practical exercises towards developing and pitching creative project proposals to potential funding bodies, clients or sponsors, demonstrating an awareness of the structures that need to be in place and the agendas of the funding body concerned.
Exercises are appropriately real-world, framed to the likely contexts in which students will be working upon graduation.