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Empowering young creatives to pursue a career in the arts

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

Applications now open!

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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.

The Art of Faciliation

The Art of Facilitation:
AN ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION TO
SETTING UP AND WORKING AS AN ARTIST FACILITATOR

Join Monique Jivram to explore artist facilitation approaches to support your professional practice. This short course will encourage, develop and inspire you to find your own facilitation style. It will give you useful introductory information and essential tools to lead your own workshops in schools, community settings or galleries.

You will be introduced to a variety of facilitation frameworks, health and safety requirements as well as gain useful tips to create smooth, engaging and accessible environments.

Expect a practical session where you will get the chance to work in small groups with plenty of time for discussion and exploration.

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St Pauls Carnival Sign Painting Workshop

St Pauls Carnival is fast approaching and we couldn’t be happier to be based in the heart of it! We are really excited to bring you another full day sign painting workshop where we’ll be painting all the signs for the event and adding a splash of colour to those we’ve already made on. Think CARNIVAL THIS WAY, NO EXIT, STAFF ONLY etc…

We need your help to make this happen, so if you have any free time on Friday 29th June, come down to PAPER Arts anytime between 10am – 5pm to learn the basics of sign painting and get creative. Feel free to drop in for an hour or stay the whole day, whatever time you can offer is perfect.

The workshop space is fully accessible and kids are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

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Work Experience

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.

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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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