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The Save Ideas Tap Campaign Builds Steam

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2015
A couple of weeks ago, we were very sad to hear the news that IdeasTap is due to close on June 2nd and we’re sure you were too. To say it is the end of an era is certainly an understatement and it is definitely a loss that will be felt by young creatives and entrepreneurs everywhere. Not familiar with IdeasTap? Well, back in 2008, Chairman Peter Dehan, wanted to set up a charity which could...
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Stop the Arts Cuts - #13pForTheArts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd December 2014
Stop the Arts Cuts - #13pForTheArts Let’s start with a little history. Post redundancy, I had (alongside another colleague) the idea to start a business. Long story short, I was left a little uninspired by the support I received and the tick box like criteria that was applied to working out if I was suitable for the, at the time “Go for It” grant to start a business. For anyon...
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Stendhal Festival of Music and Art- From Field to festival!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th August 2013
Stendhal Festival of Music and Art- From Field to festival! As you have probably guessed by now here at Startacus we get quite excited to hear about innovative or unusual start-ups... that’s pretty much a given. But when we come across something as innovative and unusual as a start-up music and arts festival on a country farm in County Derry, our little brains go into overdrive!   &nbs...
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The Arthur Guinness Projects

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2013
If you’re based in Ireland and have an innovative or inspiring idea in Music, Sport, the Arts or Food, then we reckon you’ll be pretty enamoured with The Arthur Guinness Projects.The Guinness organisation aren’t just synonymous with the ‘black stuff’ you know - they’re doing a lot more besides and the recently launched Arthur Guinness Projects is a prime example...
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Startup of the Week - Gogomargo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th February 2013
Startup of the Week - GogomargoWhether you're a craftster, artisan or simply a fan of all things handmade and bespoke, one of the biggest issues you can face is not only where to sell your wares but also where to buy them if you want to support fellow craftspeople and artists. If you happen to be in a new city and are unfamiliar with your surroundings it can be even worse. Our latest Startup of th...
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Handmade in Britain - Designer Makers take note

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th February 2013
Handmade in Britain - Designer Makers take note   November to many of us may seem like months away (probably because it is!), however to many Design Makers in the UK, November is an important date to think about right now. Confused? Let Startacus explain all... The 8th - 10th of November are the dates when the Handmade in Britain Contemporary Crafts and Design Fair takes place in Chelsea, L...
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Starting a Photography Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd January 2013
Photography is one of those things that most of us have dabbled in at one point or another. For most of us it remains nothing more than a hobby whilst for others provided of course we have the right skills and innate passion, it can become a tangible and profitable business. If you’ve ever thought about Starting a Photography Business, here are some of the basic things you ought to consider....
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Top 5 Typography Tools for Designers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2013
As every designer knows, Typography can be one of the most important aspects of web design yet can be pretty challenging to get right. Well, like virtually everything else these days, there are a plethora of online tools and resources which can make creating and choosing Typography a doddle. Which should you use? Perhaps these for starters - our Top 5 Typography Tools for Designers... What the Fo...
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The Brick Box - Using Art to open Doors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th December 2012
“The problem with the Arts, the Business, the scene.” - Me, Dec 2013. Sweeping statement aside, there is a problem as I see it. You’re either in the scene or you’re not. Now don’t get me wrong, I would argue that you are better off out of it anyhow, whether “it” refers to some local business club, or arts association , whatever - work with the established...
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Starter for 6 - Call for Entries

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2012
If you’re based in Scotland and have an idea for a business or project within the Arts or Creative Industries, you’ve only a couple more weeks’ left to apply for the Starter for 6 Programme. If you’re unsure if your idea would fall within the “Creative Industries” remit, here are the main areas it covers: Advertising, Architecture, Art and antiques markets, Comp...
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