Creative Ireland Laois in association with Laois Enterprise Office is offering free Online Professional Development Training: Entrepreneurial Business Planning & Development for the Cultural & Creative Sector. The course is designed and tailored to the experiences and aspirations of the participants (emerging and professional cultural & creative entrepreneurs/practitioners). Its aim is to support participants in sustainable self-employment and ability to create further employment whilst meeting the challenges arising from pandemic restrictions
The course is suitable for anybody working in arts, crafts, storytelling, design, media, theatre, heritage, libraries, archives, advertising, animation, film, gaming, publishing, environment, music, festivals, advertising, literature, publishing, venues, fashion, performing arts, etc.
The course is facilitated by John O'Brien who currently teaches on the MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management at Queen's University, Belfast and previously on the corresponding MA programme at UCD. He’s worked as a consultant in arts and culture strategy, policy and business development with clients such as the Munster Literature Festival, Young Irish Film Makers, Barnstorm Theatre Company as well as working on Dublin’s European Capital of Culture Bid.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.