Baltic Creative has partnered with the University of West of England to support research that will help develop a resilience framework and design a toolkit to aid in the COVID19 recovery of Creative Micro Businesses (CMB’s) across the UK.

The COVID 19 Creative Economy Resilience & Recovery programme is a national project which asks what resilience, and subsequent recovery and rebuilding, might look like for the UK’s creative sector. 

The project will develop a framework of resilience for CMBs through research in the form of surveys, development sessions and focus groups. Upon analysing the results, the project will then design and test a resilience toolkit for CMBs based on the findings.

We’re inviting Creative Micro Businesses to take part in the research through a virtual development session. This session is designed to introduce the research plan and give Creative Micro Businesses (CMBs) the opportunity to be part of a policy-making project which will have implications for the creative sector across the United Kingdom.

Attendees to the development session may be chosen to be part of the resilience programme enhancing business practice, with a chance to secure £150 for their participation in the programme. To find our more about the programme, join us at our first development session, on Thursday 19th of August from 10am – 11am on Zoom. Sign up here.

The research is being conducted by Dr Tarek Virani, Associate Professor of Creative Industries at the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education in the University of the West of England. The project is funded by UK Research and Innovation.