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.
Hosted at The Fruit Space in Hull, we will be joined by Isabelle Tracey of Volcom who will be exploring a range of business and pricing models for a range of cultural products and services that are currently available in Hull – and some that are not yet available here – and suggesting some routes for collaborative action.
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.
Also joining us is Jon Moss who founded Hull Digital, Kingston Upon Hull's Digital and Technology community in January 2009, and also runs East Yorkshire's digital conference, HDLive.
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 50.