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Money Talks Leeds

Creative Industry Finance

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

Money Talks Leeds

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6th February 2013

6pm - 8.30pm

Money Talks is a series of four free, hands-on events across Yorkshire, designed to open up the conversation about new forms of finance for the arts. Whether you’re an artist, writer, performer, designer, producer, promoter, publisher or innovator, the current economic climate can make the business of creativity even more challenging. 

At Money Talks - happening in Leeds, Sheffield, York and Hull - you’ll hear from a range of speakers from across the creative industries who will cut through the noise to assess the different funding options for businesses across cultural sectors. Meet your peers in fields as diverse as craft, games design, drama, web design, dance and the full range of visual arts and discuss the challenges and opportunities for creative businesses in Yorkshire, for 2013 and beyond. Money Talks has been instigated by Creative Industry Finance, an Arts Council England programme to support creative businesses.

Laura Wellington and James Abbott Donnelly founders of the innovative Leeds creative co-working space Duke Studios in Munro House will be your hosts for an informal, enjoyable evening.

Speakers for the evening are lawyer Keith Arrowsmith who appears on Channel 4's Bank of Dave, he has also advised businesses on Dragon's Den and BBC3's Be Your Own Boss. He helps his clients choose the right legal structure for their projects and negotiates contracts to fund and exploit their ideas.

Mary Alice Stack from Arts Council England will be discussing how the Creative Industry Finance scheme will work and how you can access support of up to 12 hours mentoring and loan funds of between £5000 and £25000.

Keith Evans of CIDACo has designed, developed and helped deliver over 40 programmes of business support to creative entrepreneurs, both here in the UK, in Europe and across the globe. He will be looking at the key strategic considerations any practitioner or business should consider, whether they are crowd sourcing, applying for a loan, a grant or some form of equity share investment.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided. This event is free but pre-booking is essential.  If you book and cannot attend please let us know so we can release your ticket for others as spaces are limited to 40.

If you can’t make the event in Leeds you can catch up with Arts Council England at the following venues. 

York: 30th January, Science City York, Ebor Suite, Royal York Hotel

Hull: 4th February, The Fruitmarket. Details will be published shortly

Sheffield: 11th February, Made North at Design and Craft Gallery Yorkshire Arts Space.

Have questions about Money Talks Leeds? Contact Creative Industry Finance

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Munro House
Duke street

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

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