ASET (Arts and Social Entrepreneurship Training)

Honing Your Skills


Social enterprises are businesses with a social mission; they want to make a positive impact on the world. These businesses aim to make profits that are reinvested or donated to create positive social change – for people and the planet.

 

A creative social enterprise means making profits that are in turn reinvested in the creative sector, which in turn benefit people and / or the planet.  This is often referred to as the ‘triple bottom line’ – profit, people and planet. Creative social entrepreneurs generate market demand for their creative goods and services while also contributing to the dynamic shift in cultural sustainability, social justice, and economic development around the world.

ASET is a hands-on incubator program that will inspire participants to use the creative arts in businesses that have the potential to effect real change. Participants will explore: 

  • Diverse models and practices using real life case studies from across the world

  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship in Trinidad and Tobago

  • Creative Thinking for Innovation

  • Community driven solutions

  • Connect creative entrepreneurs with peers from around the world through online workshops and talks

  • Facilitate the development of critical thinking, life and business skills

  • Setting up and funding your creative social enterprise

 

Expected Outcomes

  • Participants will gain greater knowledge of the creative industries, entrepreneurship and develop soft skills

  • Participants will gain a better understanding of business practices

  • The program will create a new space for networking and meeting peers from the creative and social fields

  • Build local capacity in areas such as event management, marketing, teaching and project management.

  • Facilitate the emergence of a creative ecosystem among participants and partners to foster collaboration and networking
     

 

ASET

Participants

 

  • Must be between the ages of 18 to 25

  • Be a national of Trinidad and Tobago

  • Demonstrate keen interest and/or ability in a creative art

  • Have a passion for social action

  • Be interested in entrepreneurship

  • Must not yet have a business

  • Available to attend sessions on some evenings and weekends over a six month period

 

The First ASET launches soon!

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