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Career start up workshop: Cumbria

CC Flourish 2017

How do I start and structure my creative business?

Our aim is to provide information and skills development for amateurs and early career professional looking to set up and structure a creative business from their artworks and designs

Why should you attend?

Find out about how to turn your making into your brand and a business tool
Get direct and professional advice on the key logistics of how to structure a creative business and how to build an audience for your business
Maker presentations, offering their knowledge, advice and expertise on how they set up their business. 

Who is speaking?

  • Talent Development manager Katia Stewart, has over 10 years’ experience in working in the arts and working to support the business and creative development of artists and makers from amateurs to established professionals.
  • Two established makers providing an insight to their business and giving valuable advice on their experiences with setting up their businesses 

What is on offer?

Advice on the logistics that need to be considered  on where to start with marketing your craft, the potential costs and how to utilise your time and investment 
Inspirational speakers to advise and to help you realise your brand ambitions and growth of your creative business
What is a brand? Key knowledge and advice given to finding your unique selling point that will help establish your brand

Proposed agenda:
1.30pm           Arrival, registration and tea/coffee
1.45pm           Welcome and Introductions
2.10 pm          Katia Stewart, Talent Development Manager, Crafts Council                         
3pm                Break
3.20pm           Maker Presentation - Michael Eden
4.00pm           Maker presentation - Laura Spring
4.45pm           Q+A
4.55pm           Reflection
5.pm               End of workshop/ networking
5.30pm           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.   

The Yan is a fully accessible venue.

Career Start Up workshop is part of a series of Business development workshops and events designed by the Crafts Council to provide makers with skills to strengthen their business development and promote their work successfully.

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