NIGERIA CREATIVE ENTERPRISE SUPPORT PROGRAMME (NICE)
The Creative Industries in Nigeria represent a rapidly growing economic powerhouse and are increasingly being recognized as a pathway for sustainable livelihoods for young people across art forms (e.g. film, fashion).
Building on the British Councils West Africa Creative Hubs Programme that has been running from 2017, the Nigeria Creative Enterprise Support Programme for Fashion and Film hubs, supported by the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will stimulate UK – Nigeria Hub Linkages in Film and Fashion, connecting individuals and institutions in the fashion and film sectors to share, learn and collaborate in order to develop skills that lead to more professional opportunities for Nigerian entrepreneurs in fashion and film and more partnerships and value for the UK.
Film strand delivered by;
Three Stages of Enterprise Support
• A two-week intensive for 50 entrepreneurs.
• A rapid (about 9 weeks) pre-incubation programme for 25 entrepreneurs providing training, business support and mentoring, access to workspace, and access to equipment within the workspace (for making, filming, editing etc.).
• Grants to 5 entrepreneurs to develop business plans, start/scale up existing fashion and film businesses in Lagos.