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The Creative's Economy

Culture Change

Thursday, 10 July 2014 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

The Creative's Economy

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This event, a collaboration between Essex Network of Artists' Studios and The Royal Opera House’s Culture Change initiative, explores four key themes of currency, value, resource, and exchange translates these into practical workshops for visual artists. Informed by a survey of ENAS members, the programme offers artists options to self-select which workshops they would find most beneficial to attend. This event is open to artists across the East of England and is not Essex-specific. 

Workshop 1: Artsadmin Sweatshops 

Calling all overworked, overwhelmed and underpaid artists! Artsadmin Sweatshops are informal, hands-on sessions designed to de-mystify some of the more baffling administrative aspects of being an artist. Join us for a discursive and practical workshop on how to apply to Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme as an individual artist as well as more general advice on application writing. Artsadmin advisors will share tips, example applications and alternative approaches aimed at teasing out the process for artists working on draft applications.

Workshop 2: Creating an Environmental Policy and Action Plan: A Practical Workshop

Arts and environment experts Julie's Bicycle will lead a practical workshop on how to make your creative business more sustainable. We'll discuss what the environmental impacts of arts practice are, and over the course of the workshop, help you to create a policy and action plan to green your work and track success. We'll also cover how environmental best practice can save you money, unlock new partnerships, audiences and funding, and improve your reputation and competitiveness. 

Workshop 3:  Social Media

based on your feedback, you also wanted to learn techniques around marketing your practice: building free websites, using online profiling tools and using social media for business. This workshop will be led by Ellen West, Head of Online Content at the Royal Opera House.

Skills-swap networking:

Finally, we have created a space for exchange. Attendees will be asked to identify an area of expertise, across a broad spectrum of theoretical and practical skills, which they would be happy to share with others.  Every artist will have something to contribute and we hope that every attendee will benefit. We are providing a dedicated space throughout the day for this informal skills-swap networking to take place. 

Please indicate on booking which workshop you would be interested in attending. Numbers are limited and so not every workshop may have space available due to popularity. 

9.30 – 10am                Registration. Refreshments will be served. 
10 – 10.30am              Introduction
10.30 – 11am              Julie’s Bicycle 
11.15 – 12.55pm         Workshop 1: Funding with ArtsAdmin
                                  Workshop 2: Creating an Environmental Policy and Action Plan
                                  Workshop 3: Social media with Ellen West, The Royal Opera House     
1 – 1.45pm                  Lunch
1.45 – 2pm                  Discussion
2.05 – 3.45                   Workshop 1: Funding with ArtsAdmin
                                   Workshop 2: Creating an Environmental Policy and Action Plan
                                   Workshop 3: Social media with Ellen West, The Royal Opera House    
3.50 – 4pm                   Close
4 – 5pm                       Networking. Refreshments will be served. 

Workshop resources will be made available on the ENAS website in advance and following the event. 

Refreshments will be served at this event. Please indicate whether you have any dietary requirements when booking.

Culture Change is a business support programme for small and medium enterprises and microbusinesses within the creative and cultural industries based in the East of England. This is a new Royal Opera House programme supported by the European Regional Development Fund. 

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When & Where

Essex Record Office
Wharf Rd
CM2 6YT Essex
United Kingdom

Thursday, 10 July 2014 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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Culture Change

The Culture Change programme offers free business support to the creative and cultural industries, helping them save money and become more sustainable.

Culture Change is available to anyone who works within a creative business in the East of England.


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