The Creative Industries Future Leaders Incubator (CIFLI - pronounced "chiefly") is a first-of-its-kind initiative that combines advanced business skills training with project generation.
It is a counterpoint to the perception that artists need to starve. They don't. They just need to get better at finding food.
The course runs for 6 months, consisting of 22 workshops which include lectures, activities, guest speakers and project development. Over 70 topics are covered.
There are five distinct phases:
The course covers topics in the following areas:
Markets | Systems | Leadership | Business skills | Digital business | Marketing | Money | Output optimisation | Perspectives | Professionalism | Communications + relationships