National Workshop Activity #2 // Dive 3 “Zero to One > 1 to N”
On 5th March 2019, a 7-day programme funded by the Department of Arts and Culture and co-hosted by the Craft Design Institute and Social Enterprise Academy focused on cross-sectoral capacity development of local and governmental facilitators within the creative social enterprise space.
The training took place in Langa Township at the Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre.
Day 5, led by the Social Enterprise Academy tutor (Belisa Rodrigues), took the participants through the Academy’s “Intro to Social Enterprise” module, and focused specifically on the creative and cultural sector, as well as through its unique learning methodology of peer-led exchange.
This short but intense introduction covered:
- Social Enterprise Spectrum
- Social Enterprise Definitions
- Triple Bottom line dilemmas as it relates to the cultural field
- Business model elements and recognizing at least 5 different revenue models
- Real case studies of successful creative social enterprises with videos
- Reflecting on starting or enhancing one’s own creative social enterprise
The participants overwhelmingly stated that they gained more clarity on what a social enterprise is, and were especially enlightened around various revenue models.
The workshop was led by Belisa Rodrigues, and observed by Belinda Guillot of the Social Enterprise Academy.