Opportunity: Apply for our Creative Start Up Programme!

We're taking applications for our next wave of creative start ups - get the details here.

We're super excited to announce that we're now taking applications for the second wave of our Creative Start Up Programme! Thanks to the BCP Council Bounce Back Challenge Fund, we're able to continue to offer support to our local, growing creative biz community.

We'll once again be partnering with Laura Mulhern of Plan Make Do, and the experienced guides at Outset East Dorset to provide this programme.

Focusing on helping you to take your business to the next level, this wave will run for 6 months from September to February, and will include:

  • Monthly workshops where you'll learn all things business, marketing and more
  • Bespoke 1-1 support
  • Weekly meet-ups where you can meet other creatives IRL
  • Event and collaboration opportunities

We want our courses to be available to all - so please contact us if our fees might prevent you from being able to join us, so that we can support you.

Applicants will need to be available for monthly Friday morning workshops that will take place from 10am-12pm at TOSH in Boscombe.

To apply, complete the application form and email this over to . The final day we'll be taking applications is 31st August 2021.

If you have any questions about the programme or application process, do drop us a message!


Our awesome Start Up Programme graduates: Allie Kenward of Jazzy Eco Ears, Katie Brookes Illustration, Karolin Schnoor, Jethro Wilson, Emily Coleman of Studio Zipcode, Nat Cook, Aimee Graham of Aimee Designs, Jared Terry Designs, Emma Rowland of Pen Gallery, Milly Withers of Blink Lettering, Bethany Drake Illustration, Hattie Parker Design, Callum Stacey

"The creative start up programme gave me a platform to continue building my business with support and accountability. I now feel more empowered in my business journey and have met an amazing group of creatives with whom I have built a solid community. The continued support we receive is priceless and collaborations are already happening!" Aimee Graham

"Coupled with 1-1 mentoring, the content of the programme was a really concise and tangible breakdown of everything you need to consider starting up and how to make it happen. I would recommend this to anyone that has a good idea of what they're trying to do, but has uncertainty of how to make it happen." Jared Terry