Starting out as a freelancer - managing a portfolio career - Norwich
Monday, 27 March 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
* PLEASE NOTE - That this event was previously scheduled for the 6 December 2016, but has now been rescheduled for MONDAY 27 MARCH 2017
Are you looking to learn more about starting out as a freelancer? Do you need advice on how to get started, build a network of support, get work, fund your own projects and promote and market your new business?
This one-day workshop with Hen Norton looks at all aspects of making a freelance career work and will cover the following areas:
- How to set up as a self employed person and managing your accounts
- Understanding and writing a business plan
- Prioritising and managing your time to best effect
- Sources and creative ideas for financing your practice
- Identifying, building and developing a network and your audiences
- PR & marketing strategies for yourself and your work
- Building a brand as a creative practitioner
This session is suitable for anyone starting out or already working in the creative industries, from a recent graduate to more established practitioners who are thinking about working for themselves.
Hen Norton has worked as a freelancer most of her career, following a brief time working as an actor’s agent and then in film. Hen founded the first crowdfunding platform in the UK, We Did This, alongside working as a creative producer for a variety of commercial companies, arts organisations and social enterprises. She is now an independent creative producer, filmmaker and consultant to the creative industries and is often described as having a typical ‘portfolio career’.
“I found Hen's advice really helpful …. It was also quite inspiring, as a young female professional working in the arts to attend such an interesting workshop run by a young woman who is ambitious and successful.” - Feedback from a previous Crowdfunding seminar with Hen Norton
Who is the session for
This event is aimed at visual artists at all career stages.
Cost to attend
£25 full price, £15 discounted price for a-n members
The day Includes coffee, tea and soft drinks but lunch is not included. There is space available at the venue to have a packed lunch, or you can purchase lunch from the onsite canteen.
If you are unable to attend the session please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the place to someone else. Please note that refunds will only be given if we are notified at least one week before the event is due to take place.
This event forms part of a-n's professional development programme that also includes networking events, bursaries, advice and guidance as well as online toolkits and expert guides. To find out more visit a-n.co.uk.
Costs are subsidised by a-n The Artists Information Company and Norfolk Arts Service, Norfolk County Council.