Entrepreneurship for Creatives

Alongside talent, artists, designers, image makers and creative professionals have prospered through a variety of means. Many skills need to be enhanced or acquired to become a successful practitioner or build a business within the creative industries within this new digital age...

Taught by: Alison Branagan.

Description

Alongside talent, artists, designers, image makers and creative professionals have prospered through a variety of means. Many skills need to be enhanced or acquired to become a successful practitioner or build a business within the creative industries within this new digital age. This course aims to assist in developing a range of inter-personal and practical enterprise skills to help you spot and profit from opportunity.

Topics covered

Through a series of workshops, you will learn how to focus, create a vision, negotiate a freelance commission, construct different types of networks, understand essential legal aspects such as Intellectual Property and help you to achieve your goals.

Learning about these topics will assist you in pursuing an entrepreneurial outlook which can inspire a new sense of direction.

There will be sessions on idea generation, publicity stunts, innovation, trend forecasting, crowdfunding, presentation and creating an inspired sales pitch.

City law firm Silverman Sherliker LLP is is offering a free business name check and trademark search to delegates on this course.

Additionally, for concept and idea protection, Creative Barcode offer a free 20 minute Q & A with CEO Maxine Horn on Skype and a massive discount off of its IP protection product including IP Tags, registration of work, file transfer service and much more - available only to course attendees.

Who should take this course?

Artists, designers, or any other creative professionals wishing to develop their entrepreneurship skills.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Read more about this course on the CSM Short Course blog http://csmshortcourses.myblog.arts.ac.uk/





Tutor information

Alison Branagan MA IC FRSA’s publications include 'The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers', and 'A Pocket Business Guide for Artists and Designers' both published by A & C Black, 'Making Sense of Business' (A no-nonsense business skills guide for managers and entrepreneurs, published by Kogan-Page). For more information and to view over one hundred student testimonials go to www.alisonbranagan.com and www.makingsenseofbusiness.com

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A notebook
  • A pen
  • It would be useful for the second session for you to bring along small samples, photographs or print outs of art/design works or your creative products/ services

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
17/07/2017 - 20/07/2017Monday to Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£495Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket