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THE BRITISH COUNCIL CULTURAL SKILLS PROGRAMME IN ENTREPRENERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN THE ARTS

The British Council Israel in collaboration with NESTA has developed and is delivering a unique skills programme in innovation and entrepreneurship in the arts, designed to support communities in the periphery of Israel.

Programme participants benefit from practical sessions about artistic and cultural entrepreneurship and are provided with early career development opportunities, mentorship and seed investment for select initiatives that connect between the arts/creativity and society benefiting local communities in the periphery.

The Programme was first launch in 2015, together with the Negev Development Authority and The Arab Culture Association, and so far resulted in 8 initiatives being awarded seed investment for further development.Second year of this programme will depart on January 2017.

Deadline for applications for the 2nd call for proposal was 15 December 2016. Successful projects will be announced on January 2017.