Inclusive Business Models 


Learning in what ways creative professionals who feel outside of the existing cultural industry can be supported to start up creative businesses in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) in a stable and sustainable way. We are using the Gypsy Roma and Traveller community as our base due to our lived experience and cultural identity. Yet we hope that answering some of the most challenging barriers to entry from this point of view will translate into supporting all creative professionals to access our local creative ecology. This research explores what a tool kit of knowledge and support can look like to support a range of artists and artistic projects to share resources without risk to oneself. We want to learn and share how to design a legally recognised organisation whereby the core functions of the cohort are supported despite individual members being transient. This could be due to living with no fixed abode, or commitments such as caring duties, parental or otherwise.

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