Resources for applicants and anyone wanting to start or grow a creative enterprise

You will find here: links to videos, a list of information events and lots of downloadable content.

Videos: inspiration and advice

Info events: meet and greet

Face to face events hosted by the DBACE team for those interested in applying.
An opportunity for you to have a 1:1 sessions with the team to ask any questions you may have about the DBACE application.

Info events: application support

Various partner organisations across the UK will be offering 1:1 sessions to support people with their applications.

Info events: webinars

An opportunity to view a presentation about DBACE online with a live Q&A.
These webinars are hosted by MeWe360 and will take up to 1 hour. They may end earlier if all questions have been answered.
Select your preferred date to join us online to get answers straight from the team to any questions or concerns you may have about DBACE.

Info events: pitching workshop

A pitch workshop for those shortlisted to help them prepare for their pitch presentation to our panel of judges.
June 8 @ MeWe360, 13 Soho Square, W1D 3QF, London.
The information here will be updated regularly so please keep an eye out for new events.
You can also stay in the loop by signing up to our email list for competition updates.

Downloadable resources:

Resources directory

A directory of some useful sources of information and advice for creative entrepreneurs.

DBACE glossary for entrepreneurs

This is an A- Z business glossary of common business terms that will assist you in running your business and in completing elements of the DBACE application process.

Tips for making your application

Here you will find our top tips to help you in completing the on-line form.

Advice for making your video pitch

Here is some advice for making your video pitch.


Here you will find answers to common questions about the DBACE award.

DBACE guide to writing a plan

The guide helps applicants, as well as aspiring creative entrepreneurs in general, organise their idea and consider the sustainability of their venture.
The guide is a form of workbook, comprised of different worksheets, you can dip in and out of, or work chronologically through each.
As you work through the worksheets you will discover more about your work and how to express the impact it has.
The approach works for creatives, people with ambitions to set up a new enterprise and with established businesses who want to increase their impact.
Here, we have given you the option of downloading the complete guide or individual worksheets.
The following are individual worksheets, from the guide, which you can download as standalone files.