Final Call: Business Incubation Programme Setting Out

Goldsmiths’ Centre


Professional Development


Clerkenwell, London


Mon 4 September 2017 – Fri 24 August 2018


Goldsmiths’ Centre


Final Call: Business Incubation Programme Setting Out 

Emerging jewellery and silversmithing businesses hoping to transition from the bench to running a successful creative business have until Friday 7 July 2017 to apply for Setting Out 2017 at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

Now in its 5th year, the intensive year-long business incubation course Setting Out 2017 is open to 8 talented emerging jewellery, silvermithing and allied trade businesses. A dedicated team of specialists focus on equipping exceptional talent with business, design and production development skills. As a member of the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s vibrant and diverse community, participants gain access to shared studio space, fully equipped workshops and support to develop their own business plan and produce a successful product range.

Emily Bedford, Setting Out alumnus 2016 – 2017 explains,

“Setting Out has completely and utterly changed everything for me and my business. I was quite rudderless when I started the programme, but I now have a concrete plan and feel excited about re-launching my business. Setting Out is very intensive and there’s a lot to do. I thought I would arrive, get support and have a base for the business, but it is more immersive.”

Peter Taylor, Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, comments,

“We look forward to reviewing the applications for this year’s Setting Out business incubation course at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. The participants are selected based on the strength of their portfolio and aspiration for their future business. We are continuously looking for motivated designer-makers with exceptional talent who will benefit from this course, so that they thrive in this competitive industry.”

Applicants for Setting Out must complete an application form and are assessed based on the strength of their written proposal, creative work and career development plans.

Full details and application forms are available at