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Funding & Finance Advice Workshop: Raising finances for your creative business or project

How do I finance my creative business? Everything you need to know about the money

On Thursday 15 March 2018, at LIFT, London, 10am – 5pm


Book now: Just £55 (£45 Early Bird tickets available until 14th February, £40 students tickets and £5 discount available for CC Directory makers) 

Are you looking for advice and top tips on funding and financial options for your creative business?

This whole day workshop provides you with all you need to know about how to fundraise for a project and how to manage your finances

Why should you attend?

  • To highlight the fundraising possibilities for your business or project and how to achieve these aims
  • To support you and your ideas for a project you need funding for
  • To introduce you to the wealth of financial options available for your creative business and ideas throughout your business development journey

Who is speaking?

  • Alison Branagan, an experienced business coach will be offering a wealth of experience and expertise in supporting creative people in their business development.
  • Mary Loxley, an experienced funding advisor to help you visualise and achieve income generation for a project or your creative practice
  • Peter Marigold, artist, designer, maker, will be sharing his experience in setting and managing a successful kickstarter campaign

What is on offer?

  • A better understanding of financial jargon, what you need to know that will support you now and in the future.
  • Top tips on easy to manage financial administration tools
  • A better understanding of the research and investment needed to support your business when looking to generate income for a project or your practice whether through grant funding, a kickstarter campaign or other income streams.

Proposed Agenda

10am             Arrival, registration and tea/coffee

10.30am        Welcome and Introductions

                     Caroline Jackman, Talent Development Manager, Crafts Council

11.10am       Alison Branagan; business coach – your finances                          

12.30pm       Break

1.30pm         Mary Loxley; funding advisor

2.40pm        Break

3pm              Peter Marigold: Maker presentation

3.50pm         Q+A

4.10pm        Reflection

4.30pm        Networking

5pm             Finish

What refreshments are provided on the day?

Tea and coffee will be provided at the start of the session and during the afternoon break.  Please note, no lunch will be provided, there are many suitable places to purchase your own refreshments within a five minute walk of the venue.


**£5 Discount available to Crafts Council Directory makers, please email for more info**

Advance booking information: please complete the following questions and email to makerdev@craftscouncil.org.uk by Friday 9th March 2018

Have you received financial investment or funding before and in what context?
What is your funding/financial challenge?



Funding & Financial Skills workshop is part of a series of workshops and masterclasses designed by the Crafts Council to provide makers with skills to export and promote their work successfully