This course is for artists, makers, designers, photographers and image makers who wish to know about how to set up in business, and learn about the benefits of becoming self-employed. Did you know for instance that you can be employed and run an arts practice or design business at the same time? Did you know that if you freelance, sell work or need to gain commissions or run workshops on an ongoing basis you might need to gain legal trading status? But dont panic!
This course will give you a concise overview of where to find sources of support, how to write a business plan, promote and identify a market for your artworks, designs, and creative skills. Other topics covered include raising awareness of legal issues, taxation, costing and pricing, what to charge and how to get paid.
The course includes a talk by a recently self-employed arts, design or lens-based start-up.
City law firm Laytons LLP is offering a free business name check and trade mark search to delegates on this course.
Who should take this course?
Artists, makers, designers, photographers or any other creative professionals wishing to develop their entrepreneurship skills.
Clear, easy to understand lessons:
Live interactive classrooms:
A certificate of completion:
All our online short courses include:
Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.
Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.
BONUS: City law firm Silverman Sherliker LLP 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.
Online Short Course Materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:
Please bring to the session:
This intensive course is for those who want to learn how to set up in business. The course explores finding sources of support, how to start trading, trends, markets and self-promotion, plus more.