The Mentoring Club is a 10 month programme for a small group of young creatives, from illustrators to designers, with artistic ideas that meet once a month to develop their projects. The group look at ways to increase clientele, generate ideas on getting their work out to a wider audience and develop their branding and online presence. We host a range of sessions, designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to earn a living out of their creative talents.
If you’re interested in launching your own creative business but don’t know where to start, we’re here to help. This week-long, practical Creative Enterprise Course supports creative entrepreneurs to plan, communicate and launch their creative business ideas.
What the course covers:
• Know thyself – explore your values and how they align with your business idea
• Know your tribe – identify your customers and the relationships you need to build
• Shout about what you do – develop your marketing messages
• Stand out from the crowd –brand your business and understand your uniqueness
• Manage your money – learn to invoice, price your work/service and handle tax
New courses coming this summer!
Join James Alexander to talk about the dreaded finance side of being a freelancer. Discover the shortcuts you can take to reducing the time you spend on financial tasks, get to grips with pricing your creative talents and understand how to track your payments.
What will I take away from this workshop?
• How to manage the finance side of being freelance
• How to invoice and chase payments
• Tools to deliver effective work within budget
• How to price your artwork/creative skills
22 March 2018, 6 – 8pm, £15
A practical workshop by Sidharth Sharma
Are you interested in finding out what it takes to make an event successful? Then join co-founder & creative director of the Shambala Festival, Sidharth Sharma as he gives some handy tips on the how to create a rewarding event experience.
24 April 2018, 6 – 8pm, £12
Join Clayton Planter from Street2Boardroom for a workshop about seeing the opportunity in everything, as he showcases that innovation & entrepreneurship comes in many forms! If you want to be more motivated as a freelancer, push beyond your comfort zone as a start-up, or insure diversity truly lies at the heart of your organisation, then this workshop will make you radically look at how change can happen.
We understand that mundane office tasks, such as making tea and photocopying documents, don’t really help set young people up for their working careers. We believe that most people learn through doing and have tailored our work experience to help you get real life experience. If you are looking to work alongside other young people to coordinate a project then our work experience programme is for you. It offers young people the opportunity to explore a diverse array of interests, develop skills, all whilst gaining valuable and practical experience in a thriving arts centre.
Our 1-2-1 mentoring sessions are designed to help you figure out a strategy and make action steps for your creative ideas. We support visual artists to discover their personal style and personality, attract their ideal clients, create an authentic brand, understand how to create an engaging online presence, and identify the best ways to market their services. We’ll match you with a professional, who has made a living from their creative passions, so that they can share their experience and give you advice on how to do the same.
You might want a mentoring session if you want to:
• share your creative idea with the world
• build your personal brand
• promote your creative business
• sell more of the things you make or do
• get commissions or find employment