StART Entrepreneurship Project

The StART Entrepreneurship Project (StART) is a collaboration between the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) and University of the Arts London (UAL) to support the professional development of students within the creative arts.

Established in 2020 following a significant grant from the Office for Students and Research England, StART will enrich the entrepreneurial training provided at the three world-leading institutions via new and enhanced tuition and a range of knowledge exchange activities. These include student workshops, professional placements, mentorships and networking opportunities with partner organisations across the creative industries sector.

The ambition of the StART Entrepreneurship Project is to help students to develop the necessary skills and real-world experience to build successful and sustainable careers, while researching and sharing best practice with the Arts Education sector.

For more information on the project please contact or call 0161 907 5466.

Meet the Team

Hannah McCabe
Nicola Pennill
Keith Phillips
Michelle Phillips
Ava Podgorski
Daniel Syder

Jessica Bowles
Kamari Romeo
Ellen Pruyne
John Sibley

Alyssa Becht
Arantxa Echarte
Henrietta Garnett
Beki Gowing
Dan Henderson
Marcus O’Dair
Dabinder Rai
Tessa Read
Zoe Tynan-Campbell

Advisory Board
Joe Bennett
Lisa McMullan
Stuart Norton
Kevin Osborne
Alison Price
Fran Sanderson
Vikas Shah MBE



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