The COVID-19 Creative Economy Resilience and Recovery (CCERR) Project: Invitation to participate in the Resilience Programme
Last year Baltic Creative CIC 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 COVID-19 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 CCERR project is now developing a Resilience Toolkit – a diagnostic tool to help creative micro-businesses assess and build their resilience against shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The next stage of the project welcomes the involvement of a cohort of creative micro-businesses to take part in the Resilience Programme. We would very much like to invite you to form part of this cohort to give you early access to the developing toolkit. As a thank you, your organisation will receive £150 for participating in the Resilience Programme.
You will take part in two virtual focus groups and one in-person workshop:
- Virtual Focus Group 1 – Friday 4th February 10am-12pm
- Virtual Focus Group 2 – Friday 18th February 10am-12pm
- In-Person Workshop – Tuesday 29th March 1pm – 5pm (lunch included, to be held at Baltic Creative 49 Jamaica St, Liverpool L1 0AH)
The workshops will present the final Resilience Toolkit, giving you a chance to apply it to your own business and share your experiences with a range of potential funders, who are increasingly seeking evidence of organisational reflection and development as a response to the pandemic.
A short survey to assess your baseline in relation to the Resilience Toolkit will be completed during the workshop, followed by another to assess progress a few months later.