Prosper: Business support programme for the arts

Applications are open from 27th March 2017 for Prosper- the new, Arts Council England-funded, museums and libraries.

Prosper offers the opportunity for arts and cultural organisations, companies or individual entrepreneurs in England to participate in nine months of free, dynamic and impactful business support activities to improve resilience, commercial capacity and investment readiness.

  • Free, impactful business support from industry professionals; 1-to-1 business advice, masterclasses, workshops, webinars and meetups.
  • Improve your confidence and capabilities with business planning and modelling, sustainability and strategy.
  • Increase your knowledge of routes to funding and finance.

Read our Prosper guidelines to find out more. A recording of one of our recent briefing events is also available on AMA’s CultureHive: Watch it here to find out all about Prosper, who it’s for and how to apply.

Apply to join the programme

To apply you’ll need to complete our online application form and a diagnostic report.

Click here to start your application form.


Click here to complete your diagnostic report.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st May 2017. 


To be eligible for the Prosper business support programme, candidates must be based in England and operate in the creative or cultural sectors. If you are a museum you must be fully accredited or if you are a library you must be publicly funded.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

A full press release on Prosper and programme partners can be found here: Prosper press release