Supporting first steps in business

University can take young people closer to fulfilling their potential, but graduation brings new challenges.

For 23 years the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise have helped budding creative entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality.

How it works

Aspiring artists, designers and performers who want to launch themselves as professionals need practical and financial support.   
    
Covering a broad spectrum of creative enterprise across five categories: Art & Photography, Craft and Design, Film, Music and Performing Arts, the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise provide winners with startup capital, business training and mentoring to steer them through their first year in business and beyond. 

Registered colleges can benefit from free information sessions and workshops. Students and recent graduates are offered free enterprise workshops held around the UK, giving them the chance to find out if self-employment could be the route for them as well as offering advice on producing a business plan. To find out more about the Awards and how to apply click here. 
     
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Starting up

177 winning enterprises over 23 years have been supported by Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise.

What they learn

Skills for business and career success:

  • strategic thinking
  • business planning
  • budgeting
  • financial management
  • networking

The DBACE Process

Latest News
May 14, 2015Deutsche Bank announces Awards for Creative Enterprise winners in support of creative economy
Deutsche Bank, in partnership with cultural development charity Arts & Business, yesterday announced the winners of its Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE). The Awards aim to support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.  Read more

April 30, 2015Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise provide start-up funding and support to budding arts entrepreneurs
The shortlist for the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE), which aim to support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs, have been announced. The Awards provide investment, support and training to help arts students and recent graduates turn their talent into self employment and enterprise. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at Deutsche Bank’s London offices on Wednesday, May 13. Read more

September 05, 2014Deutsche Bank Creative Enterprise Award winners celebrate in Birmingham
Last night’s ceremony, held at Deutsche Bank’s new Brindleyplace office in Birmingham, honoured the 15 winners of this year’s Awards, with speeches from Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Gallery and Eileen Taylor, CEO of DB UK, Ltd.  Read more

August 08, 2014Deutsche Bank announces winners of the 22nd annual Awards for Creative Enterprise
Deutsche Bank today announced the winners of its 22nd Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise which will be presented on 3 September 2014 Read more

May 22, 2014Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises wins Arts & Business Corporate Responsibility Award
Last night at the 35th Arts & Business Awards, Deutsche Bank was awarded the prestigious Arts & Business Corporate Responsibilty Award for the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises. Attended by over 400 leaders in business and the arts at the BFI Southbank, the awards celebrate the very best arts and business partnerships. Read more

April 17, 2014Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises winner nominated for Designs of the Year at the Design Museum
The Design Museum in London has announced this year’s nominations for their prestigious Designs of the Year award.  Read more

November 01, 2013Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises
Life in the lead-up to graduation can be daunting at the best of times, not least for students of the arts. Finding your path as a creative professional can be a confusing and risky process. Read more

September 05, 2013Budding entrepreneurial talent recognised at the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises.
15 fledgling creative enterprises took another step towards success last night as winning graduates received their Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises. Read more

July 25, 2013Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises offer business boost to creative graduates
The winners of the 21st annual Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises have been announced. Read more

November 01, 2012Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize won by Jordi Ruiz Cirera
Jordi Ruiz Cirera won the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography in 2012. Read more

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