Liverpool City Council is laying the foundations for an even stronger cultural community.
Working in partnership with Merseyside ACME and Liverpool Vision, free business advice will be available to cultural organisations to give them the skills and expertise they need to succeed.
The Creative Growth Initiative will be led by business expert David Parrish, a creative, cultural and digital sector specialist, who will pass on invaluable advice and guidance on how to make organisations self-sufficient in these tough economic times.
Enterprises are offered a confidential business review and will be given help in areas which could benefit them – from marketing and business plans to fundraising strategies and hints on how to become more entrepreneurial.
This project forms part of Culture Liverpool’s Fit for the Future programme which focuses on bringing together organisations and their expertise to develop the city’s cultural strategy. The city council’s cabinet member for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “We want to do everything we can to give cultural organisations the tools to survive.
“It’s important for them not just to rely on short-term funding but to become self-sufficient and sustainable in their own right. I encourage as many organisations as possible to make the most of the free expertise on offer which really could help their business to bloom.
“Every organisation needs to prepare to weather the economic storm, and we want to help them to do this as we know how important culture is to this city.”