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Sheffield Institute of Arts

Fitzalan Square

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Sheffield Creative Guild has partnered with Sheffield Institute of Arts to deliver a series of events aimed at bridging the gap between graduating and professional life.

Join us, Guild members, and other industry professionals as we explore setting up as self employed and building a business.


Our main speaker will be Mark Musgrave, designer and founder of The Level Collective and Printed by Us.

“The Level Collective is really just a passion side project that has kind of got out of hand. It’s a expression of my values and what energises me most in life. I seem to have found a worldwide community of people who share a heartbeat for outdoor adventures, creativity and ethical values.

Back in 2009, I travelled to Romania to volunteer with a charity who work with Roma communities in difficult circumstances. One of their projects involves training people how to crochet. As I saw the difference this was making in their lives, I began to see the potential for people to earn a sustainable income and to help their families out of the vicious cycle of poverty. This completely blew my mind.

It also made me wonder; who made my clothes? In what conditions? and were they paid fairly? I was tired of seeing generic, low quality, high margin, unethical, fast-fashion offerings so prevalent in clothing industry. I knew I had to start something different…

So on 24 February 2014, The Level Collective was born."

Come along to meet Mark and hear his story.

Printed by us run screen printing workshops for homeless and vulnerable people in Sheffield who want to learn new skills and move forward. They hand screen print artwork. They sell the prints. They run more workshops.

Rich Wells from Printed by us will be joining us and offering the opportunity for you to have a go at printing and make something to take home.

There will also be a chance to find out how to set up as self employed.


The event will be held in the Head Post Office Cafe.

It is a free event but please reserve a ticket so we know how much wine to order!

This event is part of a series aimed at final year SIA students and recent graduates but all are welcome.
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