Entrepreneurship and Incubation Programs

To empower the traditional arts sector in the Kingdom, the Royal Institute of Traditional Arts –

Wrth offers entrepreneurship and incubation programs to enhance a vibrant and sustainable market. These programs enable entrepreneurs to build and improve their business models, providing job opportunities for artisans, students, and living national treasures. The goal is to advance their artistic works to new levels and promote them locally and internationally, in addition to enhancing their participation in specialized projects.

Programs:

  •  Artisans Empowerment Portal

  •  Traditional Arts Business Incubator

  • Traditional Arts Business Accelerator

 

Objectives:

  •  Enhance entrepreneurship in traditional arts.

  •  Increase the number of beneficiaries of entrepreneurship support services.

  •  Raise the rate of business ventures among beneficiaries.

  •  Enhance entrepreneurs' participation in quality enterprises.

  • Empower them in building and improving their business models.

 

 Artisans Empowerment Portal

 

The Artisans Empowerment Portal Program provides a platform that serves the artisans' community by providing the necessary support and opportunities to develop their skills, enhance their commercial activity, and improve their capabilities and position in the craft business market.

Objectives:

  •  Registering artisans to enable them to practice trade in traditional arts across various regions of the Kingdom.

  •  Discovering, empowering, and developing their activity in the market.

  • Enhancing their participation in quality enterprises.

Stages of empowerment

Requirements

 

The first stage: Collecting registers 

Beneficiaries are listed in the employment database

 

The second stage: Inventorying by region and craft

Connecting beneficiaries to the appropriate sales outlets for their products and geographical area

 

The third stage: Empowerment and creating business opportunities

Inviting beneficiaries to participate in the Institute’s specific events, participations, and projects

 

The fourth stage: Increasing the added value 

Promoting the business in the name of the employer and his store through the institute’s points of sale

The applicant must be of Saudi nationality or hold a valid residency

 

 

The applicant must have an existing project or initial product

 

 

The applicant must adhere to the program’s terms and conditions

 

 

In the event of non-commitment to the program after acceptance, the name will be excluded from any future programs due to limited seats

 

Traditional Arts Business Accelerator

 

The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts – Wrth holds the Traditional Arts Business Accelerator Program, to transfer and develop the capabilities of beneficiaries who have started their business ventures. The program includes group workshops, individual advisory sessions, developing and marketing products and services, promoting their growth, and presenting them to attract investment opportunities.

Objectives:

  •  Enabling beneficiaries to build and improve their business models through a creative environment following international best practices.

  •  Develop and market products and services, enhance their growth, and display them on sales platforms.

  •  Enhancing entrepreneurs’ participation in local and international quality enterprises.

  • Developing the capabilities of those who have started their commercial projects.

Program Stages

Requirements

The first stage: Evaluation

 

Evaluation stage, developing a strategic plan, and providing improvement consultations on designs and production

 

The second stage: Marketing

 

Preparing a comprehensive marketing plan and implementing sales strategies, in addition to promoting growth and development to build a vibrant, sustainable market

 

The third stage: Operation and financing

 

Implementing operations and manufacturing management, recruiting appropriate human resources, in addition to presenting products to investors to attract investment opportunities

The applicant must be of Saudi nationality or hold a valid residency

 

 

 The applicant must have an existing project or initial product

 

 

The applicant must adhere to the program’s terms and. conditions

 

 

In the event of non-commitment to the program after acceptance, the name will be excluded from any future programs due to limited seats

 

Traditional Arts Business Incubator

 

The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts – Wrth holds the Traditional Arts Business Incubator Program, to develop skills and building capabilities for beneficiaries. This educational experience includes Training sessions, group workshops, and individual advisory sessions, in addition to product development and marketing services to reach customers, etc., to build national capabilities in the field of entrepreneurship in traditional arts.

Objectives:

  •  Providing beneficiaries with basic knowledge of professional entrepreneurship skills.

  • Enabling them to market their artistic and handicraft products.

  •  Strengthening the traditional arts market and working on its sustainability.

  • Providing investment opportunities to support their projects

Program Stages

Requirements

The first stage: Entrepreneurship basics

 

Providing participants with the basics of entrepreneurship through training courses and individual support sessions to build a business model and then nominate creative ideas 

 

The second stage: Establishing projects 

Evaluating the commercial models for the participants’ products and providing appropriate support to develop them and enable them to launch them in the market professionally

 

The third stage: Empowerment in the labor market 

Reviewing performance in the market, resolving the problems facing entrepreneurs, and working on resolving them to build a successful business model suitable for the target market

The applicant must be of Saudi nationality or hold a valid residency

 

The applicant must have an existing project

 

The applicant must adhere to the program’s terms and conditions

 

In the event of non-commitment to the program after acceptance, the name will be excluded from any future programs due to limited seats