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Empowering young creatives to pursue a career in the arts

YO Arts Fest



PAPER Arts and The Diverse Artists Network are proud to present ‘YO Arts Fest’ – Celebrating the Vibrant Young Talent in our Community.

On Thursday 15th November, we will be offering a *FREE evening of creativity for young people, linking up the creative opportunities in the city. If you are interested in the creative industries, are looking to connect with other creatives or just want to support the variety of artists and performers Bristol has to offer, this is the event for you.

Hosted by young people for young people, this event will include local young talents, inspirational speakers, arts workshops, stalls, signposting, exhibitions, delicious food and arts opportunities.



*FREE tickets for 25’s and under

Creative Enterprise Course

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 in early 2019.

The Mentoring Club

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.

Deadlines for applications has now passed. The next Mentoring Club will start in October. Sign up to our newsletter to be notified when applications open.

Creative Advice Bureau

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

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