External finance sources and business model innovation are crucial for the sustainability of cultural and creative sectors. In this section, we collect a series of inspiring stories of cultural and creative professionals and organisations who have successfully adopted the concept of financing mix or have come up with a new business model

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Festivals

AALBORG KARNEVAL Reminding your audience that they are an integral part of your work

Read the inspiring case of Aalborg Karneval to explore how you can change your audiences' perspective from being a customer to a supporter


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Cultural Heritage & Museums

ASTRA NATIONAL MUSEUM COMPLEX A win-win partnership – collaborating with local craftsmen to diversify income sources

The case of Astra National Museum Complex explores a partnership that led to the variation of income sources


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Performing Arts

CHARLOTTE LUKE Aligning your goals with the fund’s objectives

The case of charlotte Luke exploring how aligning your goals and public funding instrument's leads you to the next stage in your practice.


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Visual Arts

DRÉ WAPENAAR AND WAPKE FEENSTRA Owning your studio as a freelancer is possible with a tailored plan

The case of Dré Wapenaar and Wapke Feenstra exploring how owning your studio as a freelancer is possible with a tailored plan.


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Artistic crafts

ELIZABETH YAKUPOVA Expanding family business of pottery with interest-free microfinancing

Read the case of Elizabeth Yakupova to explore how a small business in artistic crafts can be expanded via interest-free microcredit.


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Music

FREDERIK DEJONGH - JERBOA MASTERING Bank loans to raise money when you want to grow your activities

Read the inspiring case of Frederik Dejongh to explore how a loan can be a way to grow your business


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Design & Fashion

ILJA (VISSER)

Read the inspiring case of Ilja Visser to understand how important is to take the time to reflect on your business plan as the key to success


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Performing Arts

IRIE! DANCE THEATRE

Read the inspiring case of IRIE! Dance Theatre to understand how relevant is to reflect on your needs and values to diversify income sources


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Performing Arts

JURÁNYI ART INCUBATOR HOUSE Hands-on solution to inadequate infrastructure

Jurányi Art Incubator House presents how simple solutions to inadequate infrastructure make a difference in a city's independent theatre scene


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All CCs and cross-sectoral

KAAPELI A small-scale project with a fundamental business impact

Read the inspiring case of Kaapeli to explore how a small scale project can bring a new perspective to your business model


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Music

LE 360 PARIS MUSIC FACTORY A 360-degree model for music with a social entrepreneurial approach

The case of Le 360 Paris Music Factory explores the foundation of a 360-degree model for music with a social entrepreneurial approach


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Literature & Books

MERCATORFONDS Adapting to the changes in the financial models of your sector

Read the inspiring case of MercatorFonds to explore how it might be necessary to adapt to the changes in the financial models of your sector


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Music

MUSIC INNOVATION HUB Relevant financial solution for each of your business lines

Read the inspiring case of Music Innovation Hub to explore how a different financial solution can be developed for each of your business lines


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All CCs and cross-sectoral

NOVA CVERNOVKA Community engagement is your best resource

The case of Nova Cvernovka presents the importance on exploring your financing needs as a core step in your financing journey


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Audiovisual - Film, TV & radio

PICCOLO AMERICA Cinema and social values - a success story attracting funds and international media attention

Read the inspiring case of Piccolo America to understand how relevant a success story is to attract funds and international media attention


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Performing Arts

PROJECT INGENU

Read the inspiring case of Project Ingenu to understand how important is to devise a business model that reflects your creative values and vision.