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Crafts Council Workshops: Business planning and marketing strategy: How do I grow my creative business?

Professional Development for Creative Businesses Workshop - In association with National Festival of Making

Time & Date: 9.30-1pm, Wednesday 1st March

BOOK NOW: Just £25 (£5 discount available)

Looking to turn your creativity into a sustainable business?  Looking for advice on how to structure a business?  Looking for advice on how to manage pricing and finances?  Looking for advice on how to market your business?

Why should you attend?

  • Find out about how to visualise a business out of your making, from ideas to commercial products, to reaching your market
  • Get direct and professional advice from Crafts Council on earning money from your creativity
  • An introduction to marketing and how to set up a marketing plan.

Who is speaking?

  • Crafts Council Talent Development Manager, with a wealth of experience in working in the arts and working to support the business and creative development of artists and makers from amateurs to established professionals.
  • Experienced makers offering their wealth of experience and knowledge to support you and your creative business.

What is on offer?

  • How makers can visualise a business out of ‘making’ leading to commercial products leading to reaching a market
  • How makers can earn money from their creativity, simple administration and managing budgets and introduction to funding options
  • Advice and tips on social media and brand development to market your business

What refreshments are provided on the day?

Tea and coffee will be provided at the start of the session and during the afternoon break. 

How much will it cost?

The half-day workshop cost £25 - if you also attend the afternoon session on Running A Portfolio Practice (2-5pm) attend both sessions for £40

Discount £5 per workshop, use promo code: CLCPD (Discounted Price £20 per workshop) 

£5 Discount available to Crafts Council Directory makers, please email for more info

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Business Visioning workshop is part of a series of workshops and events designed by the Crafts Council to provide makers with skills to export and promote their work successfully

Do you teach, consult and make? How to manage your creative offer

2-5.30pm - Wednesday 1st March

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery

As a maker do you wear lots of different creative hats?  Can you run a multi stranded business?  Have you mapped your skills?  Looking for advice on promote a range of work within your own brand?

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National Festival of Making

A new kind of festival for a new age of making

The first National Festival of Making will take place in Blackburn, Lancashire on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May, 2017. This is an opportunity to see, make and do for residents and visitors to Blackburn town centre as The Festival of Making takes over the streets with music, markets, street food, art, performance, tours, talks and above all, an eclectic mix of making experiences for everyone.

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Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Market Square