Funded by


Boldly Grow


Autumn Programme: September


Online, via zoom

About this workshop

A fully funded, part-time growth programme for Tees Valley businesses consisting of a launch event, 4 full-day workshops, additional webinars and regular coaching sessions, all delivered within a 12-week period.

Boldly Grow will introduce you to new business thinking, planning and delivery approaches that play to your strengths as a creative individual. We’ll also introduce to to inspiring artists an business leaders who have achieved some serious commercial success and want to see you achieve your future potential.

  • Learn tools and techniques that play to your strengths as a creative individual
  • Discover future opportunities and get help to develop new commercial solutions
  • Meet fellow artists, entrepreneurs and commissioners that want you to succeed

Wendy Parvin

Business Development Manager, Creative Fuse Tees Valley

What's involved?

Boldly Grow is a fully-funded part-time growth programme consisting of 4 full-day workshops over 12 weeks, with shorter webinars and coaching sessions in between for Tees Valley businesses.

The experience will be hard work, stretching and sometimes uncomfortable, but it will also be inspiring, fun and surprising.

Over the course of 12 weeks, we will help you to:

  • DISCOVER future market opportunities for your art and your business and expand your confidence and capacity for innovation and growth.
  • DEFINE new projects and income streams around real commercial opportunities, and learn about alternative business and financial models.
  • DEVELOP the knowledge, skills and networks you need to exploit these new opportunities and to confidently manage change and disruption.
  • DELIVER effective growth projects using agile project management tools, so you stay in complete control whilst achieving your highest future potential.

The in-person workshops will take place on

  • Discover: Thursday 22nd September
  • Define: Thursday 6th October
  • Develop: Thursday 20th October
  • Deliver: Thursday 3rd November

Who's involved?

Boldly Grow is delivered by a team of creative women and entrepreneurs with a long track record in helping creative individuals to exploit new opportunities and grow their business. The programme will feel more like a supportive network than a distinct set of learners and programme leaders. We will support and lean from each other, and the connections you make in these 12 weeks will last long after the programme concludes.

Who is it for?

Tees Valley based female creative entrepreneurs including freelancers, owners of creative businesses and directors or trustees of creative social enterprises and

The programme will cater for women working in a diverse range of
creative practices including visual arts, crafts, digital arts, music,
performing arts, writing, dance and radio. The learning will also engage
those within the culture and heritage sector with an interest or expertise
in these activities.

How do I register?

If you want the knowledge, skills and networks to grow your business, email Wendy Parvin at to express your interest. Eligibility criteria will apply.