Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises (DBACE)

These awards provide UK entrepreneurs, graduates and postgraduates within the arts and the creative disciplines with start-up capital, business training and mentoring help them during their first year in business and beyond.

Winning individuals and groups will receive £10,000 in start-up capital to realise their business plan, along with business planning training and a mentor - to support graduates in their first year as creative entrepreneurs.

2017 sees prizes of £10,000 for winners of the following five categories:

  • Arts & Photography
  • Craft & Design
  • Film
  • Music
  • Performance

All winners and runners up will receive year-long business mentoring from a Deutsche Bank employee and two days of intensive small business training.

2017 particulars:

  • All shortlisted applicants and winners of each category will be offered a place on a two-day small business training course in London during the summer of 2017.
  • Winners receive £10,000 towards their creative business/project.
  • Winners receive year-long mentoring from a senior Deutsche Bank employee who will guide them towards making the right decisions, and advise them on what they need to think about in order for their project to be a success.
  • Winners receive marketing support from DBACE website.
  • Winners join the DBACE alumni – a network of over 200 ventures.