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 [email protected] or call 0161 907 5466.

Meet the Team


Hannah McCabe
Nicola Pennill
Keith Phillips
Michelle Phillips
Ava Podgorski


Jessica Bowles
Kamari Romeo
Deirdre McLaughlin


Nicola Dunlop
Ashleigh Dunn
Arantxa Echarte
Henrietta Garnett
Beki Gowing
Dan Henderson
Marcus O’Dair
Dabinder Rai
Tessa Read
Natalia Rogalska
Zoe Tynan-Campbell

Advisory Board

Joe Bennett
Lisa McMullan
Stuart Norton
Kevin Osborne
Alison Price
Fran Sanderson


News and Updates

The StART Entrepreneurship Project features in the latest online eZINE of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network (December 2021). To access the eZINE and read the article in full, subscribe to a FREE membership here.

Copy of the eZine article on the StART Entrepreneurship Project