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The Paper Arts Blog

Keep up to date with what we are doing at PAPER here on our blog, you can also check out our articles and interviews all aimed to arm you with the knowledge you need to establish a thriving creative career.

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Time for change? 6 easy steps you can take now to steer your career

1 September 2021
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8 great steps to building an audience on instagram

1 August 2021
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Networking: 10 steps to making great connections as a creative

1 July 2021
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Pride Month : How 1 amazing drag performer used her art to overcome her anxiety

21 June 2021
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Pride Month: How 1 Bristol Creative Used Art to Find Self Acceptance

15 June 2021
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Pride Month: 1 Bristol Events Organiser Discusses Finding Your Niche

9 June 2021
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Pride Month: How 1 Activist Has Created Queer Community In Bristol

6 June 2021
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Pride Month: Leilah King on how embracing her queer identity helped her publish her 1st book

1 June 2021
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Let Us Pay You To Create : How 1 Bristol creative discovered her own style.

6 May 2021
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5 steps to create a banging business model for your creative business and start making money

3 May 2021
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Culture Recovery Fund :PAPER Arts to receive over £20000 of new funding

9 April 2021
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We answer the top 10 questions about self employed finance you always wanted to know.

1 April 2021
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Let Us Pay You To Create: What 1 Bristol Creative Learned About Managing Her Time

1 April 2021
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Let Us Pay You To Create: How 1 musician found opportunity to create in a pandemic

25 March 2021
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Let us pay you to create: How the process of 1 Bristol Creative has changed for good.

19 March 2021
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Building a Brand: 5 ways to succeed

1 March 2021
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6 intentional steps in my journey to creative confidence

12 February 2021
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Creative Identity: 2 steps on the quest to individuality

29 January 2021
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The creative industry, 1 year into a pandemic: Reflections from a CEO

21 December 2020
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Product Design – 8 helpful tips from Theo Davies

20 November 2020
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Lockdown: 4 creative activities for these strange times

18 April 2020
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Little things for strange times- 8 ways to engage with art from home

18 April 2020
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How to become a great Product Designer – 8 steps with Theo Davies

25 February 2020
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How to build a better website: 8 Questions to ask yourself with Aime Cox-Tennant

18 February 2020
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5 ways to make your blog a success – with Tim Fish

11 February 2020
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Being proud of your work: creative positivity with Brook Tate

4 February 2020
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Finances: understanding business with Robert Simpson

27 January 2020
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6 Misconceptions About Business Plans – with Harriet Wood

20 January 2020
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How To Successfully Apply For Funding in 7 easy steps – with Merlin Goldman

9 January 2020
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The PAPER CIC Social Impact Report 2018-2019 is here!

29 April 2019
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Applications Now Open for the Mentoring Club 2019! *Now Closed*

13 March 2019
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Launch your business with our 4-day Creative Enterprise Course!

16 January 2019
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MEET THE YO ARTISTS: LAUREN

29 October 2018
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MEET THE YO ARTISTS: ADE

28 October 2018
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MEET THE YO ARTISTS: NAOMI

26 October 2018
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MEET THE YO ARTS FEST TEAM : KIM AND SOPHIA

22 October 2018
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Meet the YO Arts Fest team: The Hosts

19 October 2018
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Meet the YO Arts Fest team: CONNOR

17 October 2018
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FREE Events Training Programme

7 September 2018
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Applications Now Open for The Creative Enterprise Course!

21 June 2018

The future of paper arts

A Statement from the Board of Directors

 

Like many organisations, PAPER Arts has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. In 2020, on appointment of a highly skilled CEO, we made the bold decision to review our business model and begin a process of research and development in order to shape a new service and to better support creatives in Bristol with professional development, networking and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Throughout the pandemic we have proudly supported creatives in Bristol, with a focus on young people from St Pauls, our Creative Employment programme hosted over 20 sessions and we welcomed 17 young people to feed into our research and development proposal. 

However, the last 18 months have been a huge challenge, while we’ve been able to successfully deliver a plethora of projects since our inception seven years ago, we have been unable to secure the funding necessary to realise our ambitious plans for the future and to provide our organisation with much needed financial stability.

As a result, it is with a heavy heart that the current PAPER Arts team, made up of Grace, Kate, Katy, Lau and Amie will no longer be able to continue in their roles. Our small team has delivered a substantial amount of value to the community we serve and the Board of Directors are endlessly grateful for the skills and professionalism they bring with them each and every day. We are proud to know and work alongside such talented individuals and believe that the arts sector is a better place with them in it. 

The ideas generated by this team are inspiring and hopeful and the Board of Directors wholeheartedly believe in the importance of supporting the creative community in Bristol.

As September ends and the seasons change PAPER Arts will be going into hibernation in order to survive this adversity. Our voluntary Board of Directors will spend the coming months considering the future of PAPER Arts, the role we can play in the arts sector in Bristol and how we can sustainably move forwards. We don’t know what that will look like yet, but as soon as we are able to share more with you we will. 

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to speak to someone about the future of PAPER Arts please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] – Kirsten Cree, one of the Board of Directors will be monitoring this inbox. 

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