Creative Lenses: Business Model Innovation

Creative Lenses: Business Model Innovation

Drawing on the insights from the EU Creative Europe Creative Lenses project, the aim of the workshop is for participants to learn about and reflect on the key concepts, relevance, issues and practical applications, associated with business models and their innovation in performing arts organisations and cultural venues.

What will you learn?

  • The concept of business models and their innovation, its relevance to and application in the arts/cultural sectorHow others have made changes to their organisation models and activities
  • How to define what sustainability means for your organisation
  • Why some people fail and others succeed
  • A holistic approach to development, making a change and being sustainable
  • How to start the process of developing and making effective change 

Who are the Workshops for?

The workshop is primarily aimed at arts and cultural professionals with at least three years of experience who are currently working in the performing arts and cultural venuesIt could also be of interest to policymakers and funders.

Unfortunately, students, as well as cultural professionals working with visual arts, are not eligible. 

Benchmarking System Data

Participants will be asked to insert their organisation’s data into Creative Lenses Benchmarking System — — prior to attending their workshop. 

Method of Delivery

The workshop will be delivered through theory, presentations, practice case studies, videos, practical group work/exercise, personal reflection, ideas. 


Paul Bogen has thirty-five-year experience working in the cultural sector as a producer, project manager, consultant, fund-raiser and trainer, developing and delivering his own projects as well as working for a wide range of public and private clients across Europe. He is a co-director of Olivearte Cultural Agency.


Here you can apply to participate at the workshop.