Creative Enterprise Programme

05-09 November 2019

 

Rachel Dobbs

Hardwick Campus

 

Join We Create for a series of free Creative Enterprise workshops with artist and educator Rachel Dobbs. These workshops will provide insights into a range of essential skills to develop your creative practice and arts projects, from self-employment to running events and workshops, via fundraising and social media. Refreshments will be provided.

Booking priority will be given to members of the Creative Network and residents of St Peter’s/St Paul’s but the workshops are also open to arts/craftspeople with a connection to the area. Please read through the programme below and book your place by visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rachel-dobbs-creative-enterprise-programme-tickets-74420835723 - you will select the date of the workshop and click 'register'. Alternatively you can email wecreate.cheltenham@gmail.com and let us know which workshop(s) you're interested in.

All sessions will take place at Hardwick Gallery, which is fully accessible. If you have any access requirements please email hardwickgallery@glos.ac.uk to see if we can assist.

 

Programme

 

05/11/2019     1-5pm

How to run workshops and arts courses

Workshop focus

  • Identifying your skills & workshop themes

  • Planning a workshop session or short course

  • Practicalities - venue, ticketing & insurance

  • Finding your audience & getting people to turn up!

 

Who is this for?

  • First time creative workshop leaders

  • Early career creative or community practitioners who are beginning to develop their own arts or community projects

  • Mid-career creative or community practitioners who may have been involved in arts & creative workshop delivery but have not run workshops or short courses themselves before

  • Those with some existing experience of developing or managing arts or creative workshops who are looking to improve their planning & recruitment skills

 

SOME EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - to get the most from this workshop, you will need to have either some initial ideas for arts or creative workshops you wish to develop, or have an emerging or

established creative or community practice.

           

06/11/2019     1-5pm

Arts and Community Fundraising: A Quick Start Guide

Workshop focus

  • Building Your Fundraising Strategy

  • Setting Clear Aims & Objectives For Your Project

  • Identifying The “Need” As Your Starting Point

  • Finding The Right Funders For Your Project

  • How To Tell Your Fundraising Story

 

Who is this for?

  • First time fundraisers for creative or community projects

  • Early career creative or community practitioners who are beginning to develop their own arts or community projects

  • Mid-career creative or community practitioners who may have been involved in fundraising for arts or community projects but have not fundraised for projects themselves before

  • Those with some existing experience of developing or managing arts or community projects who are looking to improve their fundraising skills

 

SOME EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - to get the most from this workshop, you will need to have either some initial ideas for arts or community projects you wish to develop, or have an emerging or established creative or community practice.

      

     

07/11/2019     6-9pm

Crowdfunding: A Quick Start Guide

Workshop focus

  • Understanding How & When To Raise Money Through Crowdfunding

  • Developing Your Crowdfunding Project Idea & Rewards

  • Developing your “Crowd”

  • How To Fund in 48 Hours

 

Who is this for?

  • First time crowdfunders for creative or community projects

  • Early career creative or community practitioners who are beginning to develop their own arts or community projects

  • Mid-career creative or community practitioners who may have been involved in fundraising for arts or community projects but have not managed crowdfunding projects themselves

  • Those with some existing experience of developing or managing arts or community crowdfunding projects who are looking to improve their fundraising skills

 

SOME EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - to get the most from this workshop, you will need to have either some initial ideas for arts or community projects you wish to develop, or have an emerging or established creative or community practice.

 

08/11/2019     1-5pm

Running Arts & Community Events: A Quick Start Guide

Workshop focus

  • Developing Ideas For Events & Activities

  • Identifying & Reaching Your Audience

  • Event Planning & Management

  • Preparing Budgets & Working Out Who Pays For It All

  • Evaluating Your Events

 

Who is this for?         

  • First time event organisers for creative or community projects

  • Early career creative or community practitioners who are beginning to develop their own arts or community events

  • Mid-career creative or community practitioners who may have been involved in running events for arts or community projects but have not managed this process themselves

  • Those with some existing experience of developing or managing arts or community events who are looking to improve their fundraising skills

 

SOME EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - to get the most from this workshop, you will need to have either some initial ideas for arts or community projects you wish to develop, or have an emerging or established creative or community practice.

 

           

09/11/2019     10am-4pm

Being Really Good at Being Self-Employed

 

Workshop focus

  • Self Employment & Freelancing

  • Pricing Your Work & Your Time

  • Developing Your Skills & Setting up a Small Business

  • Portfolio Working & Managing Your Time

 

Who is this for?

  • First time freelancers involved in creative roles (artists, designers, producers, arts education, etc.)

  • Early career creative freelancers who are beginning to develop their own self employed practice

  • Those with some existing experience of working freelance who are looking to improve their knowledge & understanding of self employment and developing these skills

 

SOME EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - to get the most from this workshop, you will need to have either some initial ideas for setting yourself up as a creative freelancer, or have an emerging or established creative freelance practice.

 

PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH FOR THIS DAY-LONG WORKSHOP!

All enquiries to:

WeCreate.Cheltenham@gmail.com

 

This programme is supported by Arts Council England, the National Lottery Community Fund and the University of Gloucestershire

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