Young Creative Entrepreneur Programme

What is it about?

The Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) programme celebrates, supports and connects innovative and entrepreneurial leaders in creative and cultural industries around the world.

We look for the people shaping our creative future, who test new models and ideas and have a positive economic and social impact in their local and global communities.

Through YCE these innovators connect with each other in the UK and form a strong global network of change-makers.

Where can I go?

Last year three applicants were invited 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. 


What does it cost?

The British Council will cover the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence costs while on the foreign trip. 

Am I eligible?

We’re looking for creative people who have been in business for less than 10 years but who already have a track record of testing new business models, reaching new audiences, using new technologies and driving forward the development of their creative sector.

What is the availability?

The Young Creative Entrepreneur category will recognise the work of 10 people whose businesses are making the UK creative economy exciting.  

Application deadline

Applications for 2014 are now closed and will reopen in 2015. Follow Study Work Create and the Create Economy team on twitter for updates on this and other opportunities.

What will I gain from this?

Make connections overseas

In whichever industry you are planning to work in, having connections overseas allows you to build a network for the future.

Share your passion with others

Meet others with similar interests and empower each other to go further and gain greater recognition for your work.

Get your name out there

Networking is the key to developing creative projects. Meet new people and make connections that will last a lifetime.