This call for applications is launched in the framework of Transcultura: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity, a five-year programme implemented by the UNESCO Regional Office in Havana with the support of the European Union.
The overall purpose of the programme is to deepen cultural integration in the Caribbean and to strengthen people-to-people cooperation and exchange within the region and with the European Union. In particular, the Entrepreneurship and Incubator component aims to strengthen capacities for the development of new cultural projects, self-employment, and start-up/scale-up activities. The innovative and entrepreneurial project development supported by the programme will improve beneficiaries’ access to new knowledge, markets, management models and sources of funding.
In this context, the Entrepreneurship incubator: Integration into an entrepreneurial regional ecosystem is an online incubator initiative which offers a nexus for creative entrepreneurs to share their thought-provoking ideas and work within a wider community of cultural professionals. Through this initiative, creative and scalable project ideas, within the Cultural and Creative Industries and in their early stages of generation, will be provided with the opportunity to connect and build on a collaborative ecosystem to increase entrepreneurial capacities for the creation of competitive business and relevant connections for the generation of funding and self-employment opportunities.
During this eight-week programme, from late February 2024 to mid-April 2024, participants will engage in a variety of enriching activities designed to enhance their entrepreneurial skills through developing and activating a creative ecosystem in the Caribbean.